X:1 T:Campbell's Allemand M:2/4 L:1/8 B:Aird - Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and B:Foreign Airs, Vol. II (1785) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D d2 fa | d2 gb | afed | ce AG | FA dF | Gceg | fedc | dDFA | d2 (f/g/a) | d2 (g/a/b) | afed | e2 AG | F2 (f/g/a/)A/ | Bgbg | fedc | d2 D2 :| |: d2 d'd | c'dbd | ad e/d/c/e/ | gecA | Gbd/G | Fad'f | gedc | dDFA | d2 d'd | c'dbd | ad e/d/c/e/ | gecA | G2 (b/c'/d'/)G/ | F2 a/b/c'/f/ | gedc | d2D2 :||
CAMPBELL'S ALLEMAND. Scottish (?), Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). D Major (Aird): B Flat Major (Campbell). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody also appears in the c. 1788 music manuscript book of Thomas Molyneaux, of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Molyneaux, a flute player, was evidently an ensign in the British army at one time. The allemand also appears in print in James Campbell's A Collection of Marches, Quick Steps, Strathspeys, Reels, &c. (Glasgow, 1798), with differences from from Glasgow publisher James Aird's version of some 13 years prior. Campbell's version is less technically demanding than is Aird's, and, although the melody bears the name of Campbell, there is no evidence for or against the melody being composed by James Campbell.