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X:1 T:Duchess of Buccleugh [3] M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey S:Kerr - Merry Melodies, vol. 4, No. 153 (c. 1880) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb (D/E/)|F>G G/F/E/D/ F<D D>B|F>GB>D F3G|F>G G/F/E/D/ F<D d>c| B>GF>D C2 (CD/E/)|F>G G/F/E/D/ F<D D>B|F>GB>D F3(d/e/)| f>de>c d>Bc>A|B>G F<D C3||g|f<d d>g f<d d>g|f>db>d f3g| f<d d>g f>d d/f/g/a/|b>gf>d d<c c>g|f<d d>g f<d d>g| g/f/e/d/ bd f2 (fg/a/)|b/a/g/f/ g/f/e/d/ e/d/c/B/ d/c/B/A/|c/B/A/G/ G/F/E/D/ {D}C2 C||

DUCHESS OF BUCCLEUGH [3]. AKA and see "Dutchess of Buccleugh's Favorite," "Shoemaker's Daughter (1) (The), "Souter's Daughter (The)." Scottish, Strathspey. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of the tune in Angus Cumming's 1780 collection (p. 4 as "The Dutchess of Buccleugh's Reell"), however the tune had earlier appeared in Neil Stewart's Collection of the Newest and Best Reels &c. (1761) as "Souter's Daughter (The)." As "Dutchess of Buccleugh's Favorite" the tune was printed by the Gows and credited to fiddler-composer Niel Gow. A version of the tune was used as the air to poet Robert Burns's song "Wilt Thou be My Dearie" printed in Johnson's Scots Musical Museum, vol. 5 (1797).

The strathspey is printed by Kerr just above "Duke of Buccleuch (2) (The)" on the page. See note for "Dutchess of Buccleugh's Favorite" for more.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 4), c. 1880's; No. 153, p. 18.

Recorded sources: -

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