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Fyvie Castle

Found in FyvieCastle.abc from the John Chambers abc collection
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Fyvie Castle (To the composer's pupils in the district.) James Scott Skinner Pastoral Weird and Eerie (with delicacy) 4 3 4 4 1 2 rit. molto in fearful loneliness through the long corridors that would disturb its silence and solitude. extinguishes the candle, the feeling that creeps a tempo "The traditions and legends and ghost stories connected with Fyvie Castle are very numerous. A "Ghost" room of course exists and the Green Ladye' that issues thence - a fatal prophetess of immediate coming evil to the proprietor in possession - wanders behind the sliding panel of the dark wainscoted room. The secret chamber still retains the mystery entrusted to its keeping. Whether it contains hidden treasure, or some deep dungeon for the disposal of those whose prescence was hateful to the laird, or whether it is the entrance to some subterranean passage and way of escape in case the castle was taken, of whether it is tenanted by the mouldering bonse of those who were left to pine and die in it, must remain a mystery till some proprietor possesses the curiosity to examine, and the courage to face the auful fate foretold bby the Rhymer against the ruthless band chambers repeated to have been the scenes of deeds of darkest dye; and truly in a dark winter night, when the wind is howling outside, and the slates rattle, and the timbers creak, and some sudden gust of wind and eerie. Of course, there is poetry connected with the castle. Who has not heard of the beautful and pathetic ballad of "Andrew Lammie, the trumpeter of Fyvie", in which is so touchingly and simply portrayed the hard fate of "Tifty's bonnie Annie"? Her resting-place is the "green kirkyard" of Fyvie, is marked by a handsome cross over a plain red sandstone slab" --- From "Castles of Aberdeenshire" www.abcnotation.com/tunes

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