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Mull Of Kintyre
(McCartney & Laine - Capitol Records)

Mull of Kintyre
Oh, mist rolling in from the sea
My desire is always to be here
Oh, Mull of Kintyre


Far have I travelled and much have I seen
Dark distant mountains with valleys of green
Past painted deserts, the sunset's on fire
As he carries me home to the Mull of Kintyre

Mull of Kintyre
Oh, mist rolling in from the sea
My desire is always to be here
Oh, Mull of Kintyre


Sweep through the heather like deer in the glen
Carry me back to the days I knew then
Nights when we sang like a heavenly choir
Of the life and the times of the Mull of Kintyre

Mull of Kintyre...

Smiles in the sunshine and tears in the rain
Still take me back where my memories remain
Flickering embers grow higher and higher
As they carry me back to the Mull of Kintyre

Mull of Kintyre...

Mull Of Kintyre


Written in 1977 by Paul McCartney and Denny Laine from The Wings, the song was Wings' biggest hit in the United Kingdom where it became the 1977 Christmas number one.
The Mull of Kintyre (Maol Chinn Tìre) is located in Scotland and marks the end of the Kintyre peninsula, right in front of Ireland.Sir Paul McCartney owned a house since 1966 (High Park Farm) in that lovely area.

Recorded at first with the Campbeltown pipe band, this song remains a worldwide hit, often played live with bagpipes.
The score I've written is essentially based on the original version; the grace notes are those from the Campbeltown pipe band as well as the particular rhythm of bar 5 in the chorus and bar 8 in the verse, slightly different from the song itself.

The beat is closed to the way Sir McCartney sings on stage today, between the original version and the pipe band version.

- score written by Éric Mac Lewis with CelticPipes

Scottish bagpipe tunes

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