Annotation:Colonel Small's Strathspey

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X:1 T:Colonel Small's Strathspey M:C| L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:John Gow – A Favorite Collection of Slow Airs, B:Strathspeys and Reels (London, c. 1804, p. 8) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F c2|[Af][A3f3] [A3f3]a f2c2f2a2|[Af][A3f3] [A3f3]a [c4g4] g3a|[Af][A3f3] [A3f3]a f2c2 a3g|fd3 Tc3A {G}F4F2:| AB|c3FA3F c3F f3d|c3FA3F G4 G2AB|c3FA3F c2F2 a3g|fd3 Tc3A {G}F4 F2AB| c3FA3F c3Ff2d2|c2F2A2F2 G2A2B2d2|cF3AF3 cF3 a3g|fd3 Tc3A {G}F4F2||

COLONEL SMALL'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (cut time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The strathspey was printed by John Gow in his A Favorite Collection of Slow Airs, Strathspeys and Reels (London, c. 1804, p. 8). It also appears under the "Colonel Small's Strathspey" title in a small volume printed in Dublin by Edmund Lee entitled Mrs. Parker's Selection of Scotch Tunes, Strathspey and Reels (no date), which appears to be a reprint of a portion of the Gow volume. See also the derivative Irish reel in Canon John Goodman's 19th century music manuscript as "Favourite Reel (1) (A)."

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Printed sources : - Edmund Lee (Mrs. Parker’s Selection of Scotch Tunes, Strathspeys and Reels), Dublin, n.d.; p. 14 (early 19th century).

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