Hector The Hero
This tune was composed by Scott Skinner in praise of Sir Hector MacDonald of Ross-shire. He was born in the Black Isle in 1857, enlisted in the 92nd Gordon Highlanders in 1870, and rose through the ranks to become a Major-General. He fought in Afghanistan, the South African Boer war and the Sudan. In 1903 he was accused of being a homosexual, and committed suicide.
Here is the chorus of a long lyric written to this tune.
O wail for the mighty in battle,
Loud lift ye the coronach strain,
For Hector, the Hero, of deathless fame,Will never come back again
This is Skinner's Manuscript of the tune