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Song, Macpherson's Farewell, by Robbie Burns (audio clip)
Robert Burns revised the lyrics for publication in 1788. The song tells of how the outlaw played a tune on his fiddle before he broke it over his knee at the gallows.
MacPherson was born illegitimately in Inverness-shire during the 17th century. His reputation was widespread both as outlaw and fiddle player. He was captured and hanged in Banff, Aberdeenshire in November 1700.
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