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X:1 % T:Andromeda (The), with Variations M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Gow & Shepherd - Collection of entirely original strathspey, reels, marches, quicksteps etc. (1796, p. 19) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A E|AB/c/A F2A|ECE E2F|ECE EAB|c3 dcB| ABc AFA|ECE E2A|F2d cdB|A3 A2:| c|Acd e2c|f2d ecA|Acd e2c|d2B fdB| Acd e2c|f2d ecA|cAE CEA|c3 dcB| F2F F2A|E2E E2A|ECE EAB|c3 dcB| F2F F2A|E2E E2A|F2d cdB|A3 A2|| |:c||A,cA F,AF|TECE E2A|EAB EAd|[E3A3c3] DCB, A,cA F,AF|TECE E2A|FAd cTdB|A3 A2:| c|Acd e2c|f2d e2c|ABc/d/ e2c|d2B fdB| ABc/d/ e2c|f2d e2c|EAc CEA|[E3A3c3] dcB| F2F F2A|E2E E2A|TECE EAB|[A3c3]DCB, F2F F2A|E2E E2A|FAd cdB|A3 A2|| |:c'|Ac'a Faf|Tece e2a|eab ead'|c'3 d'c'b| Ac'a Faf|Tece e2a|fad' c'd'b|a3 a2:| c'|ac'd' e'2c'| f'2d' e'ba|ac'd' e'2c'|d'2b f'd'b| ac'd' e'2c'|f'2b e'c'a|c'ae cea|c'3 d'c'b| F2F F2A|ECE EAB|c3 dcB| F2F F2A|E2E E2A|F2d cTdB|A3 !fermata!A2||

THE ANDROMEDA, WITH VARIATIONS. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCCDEEF. 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, p. 19), "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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