A pipe-adaptation of one of the most famous Appalachian songs, a song that has Scottish and English DNA. This particular version comes by way of Doc Watson, via The Essential Doc Watson album. The adaptation here is set in the pipe-friendly key of A-modal, and includes the basic song melody, chord symbols, the lyrics to the first verse and chorus, and two different ‘instrumental interlude’ variations.
Audio sample, below, featuring Border pipes. The basic song adaptation can be heard first, followed by two instrumental variations:
Doc Watson’s version, which serves as the primary source for this Scottish-pipe setting: