Earl of Eglinton's Birthday

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EARL OF EGLINTON'S BIRTHDAY. Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. A note with the tune in Manson's Hamilton's Universal Tune Book (1853) reads: "Composed by the late Hugh Gilmour, of Stevenston, Ayrshire, and never before published."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Davidson (Davidson's Gems of Scottish Melody), n.d.; p. 26 (appears to be from the 1830's or 40's). Manson (Hamilton's Universal Tune-Book, vol. 2), 1846; p. 102. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 237.

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