Annotation:Duchess of Buccleugh (3)

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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 "annotation: Dutchess of Buccleugh's Favorite" for more.

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Source for notated version: -

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

Recorded sources: -

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