OT: 21 May 1930 – J.D.R. Watt “Bells of Inverary”



The Oban Times, 21 May, 1930 

“Bells of Inverary” 

17th February, 1930 

Sir,–I beg to enclose for your piper readers the Pat Mor MacCrimmon vocables, also the words [Luke II., 10-11] to the theme of my recent tune, “The Bells of Inverary,” printed for me by Peter Henderson Ltd., Glasgow. This cancels some vocables sent you of date 26th August 1922, about the time of the arrival of the new Bells; hence the title name. The note E (called E) following A and F becomes V for the sake of euphony, a MacCrimmon rule in old and new styles of their system. 

Words of Theme I with Canntaireachd of Pat Mor MacCrimmon–by J.D.R. Watt. 

DEE  HI  EI  BETRE  DREI  }      BIS 
Peace  on  earth,  good-  will  to  man, 
VEE  HI  EI  BETRE  RIN     
Peace  on  earth  the  ang-  els  sing;     
DEE  HI  EI  BETRE  DREI     
Peace  on  earth,  good-  will  to  man,     
VEE  HI  VEE  BETRE  IE  BETRE  }      BIS 
Praise  to  God,  to  Him  be  glory, 
DEE  HI  EI  BETRE  DREI     
Peace  on  earth,  good-  will  to  man,     
HIN  VE  HI  EI  BETRE  RIN     
Tid-  ings  that  the  shep-  herds  bring.     
I bring tidings of great joy, (bis)
Christ, the Lord, is born to-day;
I bring tidings of great joy,
Unto you is born a Savior, (bis)
I bring tidings of great joy,
Which shall be to all people.
Pat Mor MacCrimmon’s Scale.
un   in   o  le   i  vee
dee
di 
Hoping this may interest your piping readers,–I am, etc., 

J.D.R. Watt

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