Countess of Dalkeith

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X:1 T:Countess of Dalkeith M:C L:1/16 N:A re-titling of William Marshall's "Kinrara Strathspey." R:Strathspey B:Gow - Fourth Collection of Niel Gow's Reels (1800) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb F2|TB3cB2d2 F2B2 (GF)ED|B2F3 (Bcd2) c2C2C3c|TB3cB2d2 F2B2 (GF).E.D|E3g Tf3e d2B2B2F2| TB3cB2d2 F2B2 GFED|B2F2 (Bcd2) c2C2C3c|TB3dB2d2 F2B2 (GF).E.D|Eg3Tf3e d2B2B2|| f2|d2f2 (ed).c.B2 b3Beg3|f3B (ed)(cB) A2(c2c2)de|.f2.B2.d2.B2 g2B2e2g2|F3B {d}c2Bc d2B2B2de| f3ga2 b3G g3Bf3B|e3c (ed).c.B A2(c2c3)d|TB3FGB3 F3B (GF).E.D|Eg3 Tf3e d2B2B2||



COUNTESS OF DALKEITH. AKA and see "Highland Time," "Kinrara (1)." Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). B-Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Gow): AAB (Petrie). William Marshall (1748-1833) claimed composer credit for this tune as the "Kinrara Strathspey" which appears in his First Collection of 1781. Marshall also printed it in his Kinrara Collection (1800) under the title "Highland Time." It was re-titled by the Gows and appears in their Fourth Collection of 1800 without composer credits, which has led many to cite this as another instance of the Gows' plagiarism of others' melodies. Petrie published it in 1802 in his Third Collection of Strathspey Reels, restoring credit to Marshall for the composition; moreover, he printed "Kinrara (1)" and "Countess of Dalkeith" on the same page, putting a fine point on the Gows' appropriation.

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Printed sources : - Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 30. Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; p. 5. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, p. 2, (appears as "Kinrara Strathspey"). Robert Petrie (Third Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1802; p. 7.

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