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 To get on or off this list see list information at http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/lute-admin/index.html