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DUKE OF CUMBERLAND. Scottish, Strathspey. D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. William Augustus, one of the Dukes of Cumberland, a son of King George II, earned the sobriquet "The Butcher" for his harsh repression of the Highland population after the Battle of Culloden in 1745.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 524. Gow (Complete Repository), Part 2, 1802; p. 36. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 50. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 103.

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