X:1 T:Crowhillock’s M:C| L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Archibald Duff – Collection of Strathspey Reels &c. (1794, p. 11) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A E2|A3BA2a2 e2c2c2e2|E3FE2c2 dcBA G2B2|A3BA2a2 ec3c2e2| dcBA G3B AAA2 A2:|f2|a3ba2e2 c3de2c2|d3ed2c2 B3cd2B2| a3ba2e2 c3de2c2|dcBA G2B2 AAA2 A2f2|a3ba2e2 c3de2c2| d3ed2c2 B3cd2B2|AE3cA3 3c3ac3|dcBA G3B AAA2 A2||
CROWHILLOCK. Scottish, Strathspey (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Archibald Duff, who published his first Collection in 1794. Duff was born in Montrose, but later moved to Aberdeen to assume the music/dancing master practice of the famous Francis Peacock. Crowhillock is in Kindardineshire, Aberdeenshire, north-east Scotland. Place-names of West Aberdeenshire (1899), by James Macdonald, Donald Mackinnon and Sir Charles Edward Troup, gives that Crow Hillock was "Part of Braeside Wood, on which are very old Scotch firs, where there has been a rookery 'for ages past' ".