A traditional Scottish folk tune with words written by Lady Nairne (Carolina Oliphant) who lived from 1766-1845. The words are from a Scots poem also known as "Bonnie Charlie," with the song first published as part of the collection entitled "The Scottish Minstrel" (1821-1824). Performed upon my Hohner musette accordion, a 4/5 reed instrument in LMMM configuration. The sheet music is from the collection entitled "The Folksong Fake Book" published by Hal Leonard. This song appears in the classic 1939 film "Gunga Din" produced and directed by George Stevens, starring Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. When the British Army is sent to rescue several missing soldiers, this song is sung by the troops marching to save their comrades. Interestingly enough, the film was shot on location in the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, California. Author Dave Holland tells the story behind this film and many others in his fascinating book "On Location in Lone Pine." The scenery certainly suggests the rugged wilderness of colonial India, and Holland indicates where each segment was filmed (including the Temple of Kali location just off Horseshoe Meadow Road, the remarkable British Fort near Indian Springs and the wonderfully exotic Tantrapur Village). Holland's book was published by The Holland House in September 1990.
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