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Scots Sangs An Tunes Fur Schools

Traditional and new Scots songs and tunes
for use in Scottish schools - and everywhere else

The Merry Boys Of Greenland

This tune comes from Shetland, the home of many fine fiddle tunes and fine fiddlers, including Aly Bain and Tom Anderson.

The Shetlanders were and are brave seamen.

Perhaps the tune relates to the whaling boats that went up to catch whales between Greenland and Canada, and would stop in Shetland to recruit some of their crew.