Captain David Stewart 42nd Royal Highlander's Reel
X:1 T:Captain David Stewart 42nd Royal Highlander's Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:MacDonald - 4th Collection of Strathspey Reels (1797) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D E | D(dd)A FDAF | E=ccG ECEG | D(dd)A FGAg | fdef d/d/d d :| g | Tf>eda fdaf | ge=cg ecge | Tf>eda dfaf | ecge d/d/d dg | Tf>eda fdaf | ge=cg ecge | dfeg fagb | afge d/d/d d ||
CAPTAIN DAVID STEWART 42nd ROYAL HIGHLANDERS. Afterwards GENERAL STEWART. AKA and see "General Stewart," "Lady Muir MacKenzie," "Mrs. Muir MacKenzie." Scottish, Reel. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The 42nd Royal Highlanders were the 1st Battalion of the famous Black Watch. The tune was printed in the 4th collection of Malcolm MacDonald of Dunkeld, a volume dedicated to the Countess of Breadalbane. When Stewart-Robertson reprinted the tune a bit less than a hundred years later he was able to add that Captain Stewart had attained the rank of General during his career.