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X:1 T:Carron Water M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey Q:"Slowly" B:Milne – Middleton’s Selection of Strathspeys, Reels &c. for the Violin (1870, p. 21) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A z|OE>e d/c/B/A/ (G>A)(F>A)|E>e d/c/B/A/ G<BB>c|E>e d/c/B/A/ (G>A)(F>A)| (3GAB (E>G) (A2 A):|d|(c>e)(A>e) f/e/d/c/ B/A/G/F/|(E>e)(d>e) (c>e)(B>e)| (3^def (3efg (3fga (3gab|(3geg (3f^df e3d|(c>a)(B>g) (A>f)(G>e)| (3FGA (3Bcd (3efe (3dcB|(3Aag (3Ggf (3Ffe (3Eed|{d}(3cAc {Bc}(3BGB (3A{G}FE {DE}(3DCB,O||!fine![A,8E8]||



CARRON WATER. Scottish, Slow Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The River Carron is in central Scotland, and flows past Falkirk before emptying into the Forth of Firth. It is mentioned in the song "Lads of the Fair":

For ye can see them a', the lads o' the fair
Lads frae the Forth an' the Carron Water
Workin' lads an' lads wi' gear
Lads that'll sell ye the provost's dochter
Sogers back frae the German Wars
Peddlers up frae the Border.


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 115. Milne (Middleton’s Selection of Strathspeys, Reels &c. for the Violin), 1870; p. 21.

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