Captain Campbell of Blythswood’s Favourite

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X:1 T:Captain Campbell of Blythswood’s Favourite apostr M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey Q:"Slow" B:MacIntyre – Collection of Slow Airs, Reels & Strathspeys (1794) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A,|D2TF>G A>F {F}d2|D2 F>E TE>DDB,|D2 F>G AF {F}d2|A,>B,D>F TE2 D<A,| D2 TF>G A<F {F}d2|D2 F>E TE>DDB,|D2 TF>G A<F {F}d2|A>Bd>f Te2d|| b|a>fd'>b a>fd>f|a>fd'>b a3d'|a<fTe>d d>efb|f<de>f B2 A>B| d2 f>g a<f {f}d'2|d2 f>e Te>ddB|D2 TF>G AF {F}!fermata!d2|A,>B,D>F TE2D||



CAPTAIN CAMPBELL OF BLYTHSWOOD'S FAVOURITE. Scottish, Slow Strathspey (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Scottish dancing master and musician Duncan MacIntyre for Archibald Campbell of Blythswood. This sketch of him was printed in Millar's Roll of Eminent Burgesses of Dundee 1513-1886 (1887):

Archibald Campbell of Blythswood was the second son of James Douglas of Maine, Dunbartonshire, who had changed his name to Campbell on succeeding to the estate of Blythswood, in Renfrewshire. He was born in 1763, and, like his elder and younger brothers, entered the army at an early age, and latterly held a commission as Major in the 1st Royals. He became proprietor of Blythswood a heir of his elder brother Lieut-Colonel John Campbell, who fell at Martinique in February, 1794; and he represented the Glasgow Burghs in Parliament from 1806 till 1809, and the Elgin Burghs from 1812 till 1818. At the General Election in the latter year he was returned as Member for the Perth Burghs (Dundee, Perth, Forfar, Cupar and St. Andrews) and continued as their representative until the dissolution caused by the death of George III, in 1820. In the first Parliament of George IV he was again elected as Member for the Glasgow Burghs, which position he held until 1831. He died unmarried in 1838, aged seventy-five...


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Printed sources : - MacIntyre (Collection of Slow Airs, Reels & Strathspeys), 1794; p. 32.

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