Sheet Music: O, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad

TitleO, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad
Alternate titlesOh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Love
ComposerTraditional Scottish
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD major
Time signature6/8
Tempo84 BPM
Performance time0:55
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2014-09-11
Last updated2014-09-11
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Celtic Music, Jigs, Traditional/Folk


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Thursday 11 September 2014

Tune of the Day: O, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad

Traditional Scottish song

This air was reputedly composed by fiddler John Bruce of Braemar, Scotland. He took part in the Jacobite rising of 1745, but was imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle when Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated, though his skill at the fiddle supposedly helped to mitigate his sentence. He later became acquainted with Robert Burns, who in 1793 wrote a poem to accompany this tune.