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X:1 T:Bodachan a Garidh M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Daniel McLaren - A Collection of Strathspey Reels &c. (1794) K:D V:1 g|f2 (df) aeeg|f2 (df) ecAg|f2 (df) aeeg|fdef d/d/dd:| |:A|FA A/A/A B2 Ac|dBAF GEEG|FA A/A/A B2 Ag|1 fdef d/d/dd:|2 faef d/d/dd|| V:2 clef =bass z|D,2D,2D,2D,2|D,2D,2A,,2A,,2|D,2D,2D,2C,2|D,2A,,2D,2D,:| |:z|D,2D,2G,2 F,E,|D,2F,2A,2A,2|D,2D,2 G,2 F,E,|1D,2A,2D,2D,:|2D,2A,,2D,2D,||

BODACHAN A GAIRIDH. AKA - "Bodachan a Garie," "Merry Old Gardner (The)." Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Gunn, Petrie): AABB'. The tune first appears in fiddler-composer Daniel McLaren's (Taymouth, Perthshire) Collection of Strathspey Reels, etc., published at Edinburgh in 1794. The reel was reprinted by James Aird in 1796 on a page with two other tunes from the McLaren collection, "Dalnaglare's Rant" and "Mr. Will’s Favourite."

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Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4), 1796; No. 189, p. 71. William Gunn (The Caledonian Repository of Music Adapted for the Bagpipes), Glasgow, 1848; pp. 94-95. McLaren (Collection of Strathspey Reels, etc.), 1794. Petrie (A Fourth Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Jiggs and Country Dances), c. 1805.

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