Duke of Gordon's Strathspey (1)

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X:1 T:Duke of Gordon's Strathspey [1] M:C L:1/8 S:Marshall - 1822 Collection Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D B/c/|d>DF>D ADFD|B>DF>D E/E/E EB/c/|d>DF>D ADFD|d>fe>f d/d/d d:| f/g/|a>f d<f AdFD|GBFA E/E/E Eg|a/g/f/e/ d>f A<dF>D|G>BA>c d/d/d df/g/| a>f d<f A>dF>A|G>BF>A E>F G<E|D>FE>G F>AG>B|A>FG>E D/D/D D||

DUKE OF GORDON'S STRATHSPEY [1]. AKA - "The Duke of Gordon's Reel." Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). The multi-talented Marshall worked for the Alexander (1743-1827), 4th Duke of Gordon as Steward of the household and dedicated this tune to him. The Duke also was an enthusiastic patron of Marshall's music and of Scottish traditional music in general. He played the fiddle, according to the Gordon historian Bulloch, and occasionally played tunes with his Steward.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, p. 31; and 1781 Collection, p. 12 (appears as "Duke of Gordon's Reel").

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