X:1 % T:Currie's Rambles M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Milne – Middleton’s Selection of Strathspeys, Reels &c. for the Violin (1870, p. 16) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A.|D2 (F>D) A>DF<A|B<dc>e Td3e|f<dc<d B<GB>A| (G>F)(E>D) C<EC<A,|D2 (F>D) A>DF<A|B<dc<e ~d3e|f<dc<d BGBG| F>D (F/E/)(D/C/) (E2D)||G|(F>A)(G>B) (B/A/).G/.F/ (G/F/).E/.D/|F>AG<B ~A3A| A<df<d (c<d)(BA)|(GF)(E>D) (C>D)(EG)|(F/E/D) A<D B<Dc<D| d<D e<A f<A g>b|(3afd (3gec (3fdB (3ecA|(3dBG (3AFD (E2D)||
CURRIE'S RAMBLES. Scottish, Slow Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. In the Harp and Claymore (1904), Skinner notes the tune is attributed to James Young (c. 1815-1851) of Montrose, who led the band of the Theatre Royal, Aberdeen, for many years (see also his famous melodies "Bridge/Brig o' Dee (1) (The)" and "Dunnottar Castle"). Young's successor at the Theatre Royal was Peter Milne (1824-1908), "The Tarland Minstrel," who in turn was a mentor and sometime playing partner of J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927).