Countess of Dumfries Junr.

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X:1 T:Countess of Dumfries Jun.'rs Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:John Riddell of Ayr – Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets &c. B:for the Violin (1782, p. 52) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C G|{F}TE2 (.C.E) cdcG|{F}TE2 (.C.E) D(dd).f|eagf TedcG|AcGc e(cc):| g|{f}Te2 (ce) gage|fedc B(dd).f|{f}TE2 (ce) gagf|(e/f/g) (.c.g) eccg| egc(f/g/ a).fge|fedc B(dd).e|cdc(B TAG)EG|AcGc e(cc)||



COUNTESS OF DUMFRIES JUNR. Scottish, Reel (cut time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of the tune in Ayrshire fiddler-composer John Riddell's 1782 second collection (p. 52), printed in Glasgow by James Aird. The Countess of Dumfries at the time of Riddell's second collection was Margaret Crauford, who married Patrick McDouall-Crichton (1726-1803) in September, 1771.

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Riddell (Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets, &c.), 1782; p 52.

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