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X:1 % T:Alder-wood House M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Gow & Shepherd - Collection of entirely original strathspey, reels, marches, quicksteps etc. (1796, pp. 4-5) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C e/f/|g2f Te2d|c2G G2A/B/|c2c d2d|f>ed/c/ Td2 e/f/| g2f e2d|c2G G2A/B/|c2c e>dc/B/|c3 c2:| |:e/>f/|g2g ac’b/a/|g3 g2 e/f/|g2g agf/e/|~d3 ef2| g2g ac’b/a/|g2g ~g3|f2e f>ed|c2c c2:|]

ALDER-WOOD HOUSE. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was published by the Edinburgh music publishing firm of Nathaniel Gow and William Shepherd in a volume entitled A Collection of Entirely Original Strathspey Reels, Marches, Quick Steps &c. (1797, pp. 4-5), "by Ladies resident in a remote part of the Highlands of Scotland, as corrected by Nath. Gow." Unfortunately, the composers names are not given. The Leeds antiquarian Frank Kidson (1854–1926) penciled a note in his copy of the volume that the composers were, or included, “the Misses Whyte,” and modern researcher Charles Gore thinks “the Misses Whyte” may possibly be a Miss White and a Miss Brocky, of Morayshire, east Highlands.

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