Duke of Buccleugh's Birth Day
X:1 T:Duke of Buccleugh's Birth Day C:William Borrowman M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Borrowman - "Two New Reels and a Jigg" (c. 1800. Single sheet) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C e|c2 EC EGGc|AGFE Dddf|fedc (B/c/d) GB|(A/B/c) (B/c/d) ec c:| f|egag fedc|gcec Bddf|geaf fedc|Bddf ecce| eggc' fedc|egec Bddf|ecfd geaf|egdf ec c|||
DUKE OF BUCCLEUGH'S BIRTH DAY. Scottish, Reel (cut time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Duke of Buccleugh's Birth Day" was composed by William Borrowman, about whom nothing is known, save that he identified himself as a "Teacher of Dancing" in Edinburgh. However, there is no record of a dancing master by that name in the city. He issued two separate single-sheets, each with three tunes in the key of 'C' major, all titles connected with Henry Scott (1746-1812), the 3rd Duke of Buccleuch and his family. The duke's birthday was September 2nd.