Colonel Robertson (2)
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COLONEL ROBERTSON . AKA and see "Mr. Robertson of Strowan's Strathspey." Scottish, Strathspey. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody is attributed to Niel Gow in the Gow's 2nd Collection (1788). The title may refer to Colonel Alexander Robertson (see "Colonel Robertson of Strewan's Welcome Home" for more), like Gow, from Perthshire. Glasgow musician James Aird printed the tune as "Mr. Robertson of Strowan's Strathspey" in his 1803 collection.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Gow (Second Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 1788; p. 12 (3rd edition). Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 156.