Notes on Gaelic Title
Fhuair mi pòg o làimh an Rìgh Fhuair mi pog o laimh an Righ / I got a Kiss of the Kings Hand R; Thuair mi pog o’ laimh an Righ / I got a Kiss of the King’s Hand KB. I got a Kiss of the King’s Hand. The earliest-recorded pibroch name is found in a section of the Wardlaw MS originally written between 1683 and 1690. What survives is fair copy made by the author, c. 1700:
Fuoris Pooge i spoge i Rhī. I got a kiss of the Kings hand (NLS ms 3658, p. 249)
See R.D. Cannon, ‘Who got a kiss of the King’s hand? The growth of a tradition’ in Defining strains: the musical life of Scots in the seventeenth century, ed. James Porter (Peter Lang: Oxford, 2007), especially note 6; a preprint is available here. Angus MacKay’s spelling thuair correctly registers that fh is sounded ‘h’ in fhuair, instead of being silent as is usually the case.