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My Bonnet Blue lies stained and Bloody (verso)

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My Bonnet Blue lies stained and Bloody (verso)
ID JSS0040
Title My Bonnet Blue lies stained and Bloody (verso)
Document Reference MS2726/23a
Format 178 x 224mm
Medium Handwritten, red and blue chalk on paper
Item Type Manuscript
Subject Scottish Music, letter, Peter Milne
Item Description Letter to the Skinner's friend 'The Laird of Drumblair' which has been entirely crossed out: My dear Laird, 14 Melodies composed here!!! This one just hot, please appreciate the sentiment and place in the Harp & Claymore MS. Peter Milne tells me that I compose better than ever. Alas, poor Peter, Alas La Teste [who wrote many lyrics which Skinner set to music]. Off to dress for closing at Old Deer tonight. Dear Laird this air ought to be copied for you. Not sure of heat [uncertain] shift - yours aye Scott Skinner'.
Creator James Scott Skinner
Creator Manuscript James Scott Skinner
Time Period 1890 - 1903
Associated Dates: Creation 1890 - 1900
Associated Dates: Manuscript 1890 - 1900
Related Images MS2726/23a and b
Relationships JSS0039, JSS0041
Location University of Aberdeen
Collection Name Harp & Claymore


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