Annotation:Captain Cuningham of Corsehill

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X:1 T:Capt. Cunningham of Corsehill's Reel M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:John Riddell – Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets & c. for the Violin (c. 1782, p. 13) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Gdor (B/c/)|{Bc}d3 Tc2 (B/A/)|GBd f2d|{d}cAc fed|cAG (FGA/B/4c/4)| {Bc}d3 Tc2 (B/A/)|GBd g2a|bag dg^f|g3 G2:| g|(g/a/b)g aga|fde f2d|{d}cAc fed|cAG FGA| (g/a/ba) gdg|fdf g2a|bag dg^f|g3 G2g| (g/a/bg) aga|fde f2d|{d}cAc fed|cAG FGA| BAG cBA|dcB gab|bag dg^f|g3 G2||

CAPTAIN CUNINGHAM OF CORSEHILL. Scottish,Jig (6/8 time). G Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of the tune in John Riddell's (1766) collection (p. 13, reprinted with additions around 1782). There were two Captain Alexander Cunninghams of Corsehill, father and son. The elder served in the army in the wars in Flanders, but changed his name to Montgomery when he succeeded to those estates (as required by the deed of entail). He died in 1770. His son also served in the army, in the Duke of Hamilton's regiment in the American Revolution, and died in 1782. Part of the tune are similar to William Vickers' "Miss Bane McQuire's Reel." See also Riddell's "Mrs. Cunningham of Corsehill", perhaps composed for Alexander's spouse.

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Printed sources : - John Riddell (Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets & c. for the Violin), c. 1782; p. 13.

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