The title is taken from folio 1, a vellum leaf.
Some items found loosely enclosed have been tipped or pasted in.
The work consists of an introduction (folio 6) preceded by prefatory poems (folio 2), and eight sections: Old highland airs (folio 39), Clan tunes (folio 90), Jacobite airs (folio 131). Battle tunes (folio 159), Laments (folio 209), Old Scottish airs (folio 223), Army tunes (folio 244) and General marches (folio 276).
There are two unrelated items: at the front (folio ii) is a facsimile letter, 1941, of Clementine Churchill, and at folio 325 verso is a poem, 1945.