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CUMBERNAULD HOUSE. AKA – "Cumberland House," "Cumernad House." Scottish, Air (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Cumbernauld House [1] is a fine example of neo-classical architecture designed by fashionable architect William Adam and built for the Fleming family. It was completed in 1731. The last Lord Fleming, Earl of Wigton, died childless in 1747 and the estates passed to the Elphinstone family. Charles Elphinstone-Fleming, a retired Admiral, was laird from 1799–1840, and was for a time MP for Stirlingshire.

Cumbernauld House. (photo c. Steven Spier

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Huntington (William Litten's Fiddle Tunes, 1800–1802), 1977; p. 26. Johnson (Scots Musical Museum, vol. 2); No. 142, p. 149. McGibbon (Collection of Scots Tunes, vol. 3), 1762; p. 70. Napier (Scots Songs, vol. 3), 1794; p. 48. O'Farrell (Pocket Companion, vol. 3), c. 1808; p. 13. Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, vol. 2), 1760; p. 32. Ritson (Scottish Songs, vol. 1), 1794; No. 19, pp. 39–40. Ritson (Scottish Songs, vol. 1), 1869; No. 19, p. 145.

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