Colonel Baird (2)

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X:1 T:Pop her away T:Colonel Baird’s Strathspey C:Robert Petrie M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Robert Petrie – Third Collection of Strathspey Reels (1802, p. 22) N:Dedicated to Francis Garden Esq. Junior of Troup by N:Robert Petrie at Kirkmichael. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Emin e3EE3F G3ABG3|Fd3AB3 G3AFD3|e3EE3F G3ABf3| g3ef^d3 B2e2 e4|e3EE3F G3AB3G|Fd3AB3 G3AFD3| EG3FA3 G3BAc3|B2G2 BAGF G2E2E2B2||e3fge3 Bb3ge3| f3edg3 fgaf d2f2|e3fge3 Bb3Aa3|g3ef^d3 Be3eB3| e3fge3 Bb3ge3|f3edg3 fgag d2f2|ge3f^d3 e3BAF3|G2A2 BAGF G2E2E2B2||



COLONEL BAIRD [2]. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Kirkmichael, Perthshire, fiddler-composer Robert Petrie. David Baptie [1] reports that "In Mr. Troup's estimation" the piece was among a dozen or so of Petrie's best compositions.

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Petrie (Third Collection of Strathspey Reels &c.), 1802; p. 22. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 247.

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  1. David Baptie, Musical Scotland, 1884, p. 148.