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DUNCAN MACQUEEN (Donnacha Mac Shuine). Scottish, Slow Strathspey (cut time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCD (Aird, Athole, Milne): AABCCDD (Fraser). "This perhaps, will be as popular a melody as any in this volume. The only words the editor ever heard to it were from his father,--from whom he first heard the second and third parts. The first and last parts have been long communicated by Mr. Gow, and as long admired,--and he is good enough to say it loses none of its character, but much the reverse, as now presented" (Fraser). The melody was entered by multi-instrumentalist John Rook of Wigton, Cumbria, in his 1840 music manuscript collection.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Aird (Sixth and Last Volume of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs), 1803; No. 19, p. 8. G.H. Davidson (Davidson's Gems of Scottish Melody), n.d. (c. 1830's); p. 36. Fraser (The Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland and the Isles), 1816; No. 87, pp. 32-33. Manson (Hamilton's Universal Tune Book, vol. 1), 1853, p. 30. Milne (Middleton’s Selection of Strathspeys, Reels &c. for the Violin), 1870; p. 2. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 57.