On 27 Apr 2010, Tom Childs wrote: 

> I heard the this tune was played at George Washington's funeral back in 1799. 
> I
> think it was chosen because he was not only the Father of the USA but also 
> because
> he was a prominent mason. I don't know what instrument it was played on or if 
> it was
> really played then. I don't know the source of this claim. 

I'd also heard this one, but with the instrument as a military fife, which had 
a d# 
key. I think there was speculation that this is why the seventh key to be 
placed on 
an nsp chanter was that d#.

But likewise, I can't remember sources at present.

Julia



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