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X:2 T:Earl of Home's Strathspey M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey C:Nathaniel Gow B:Gow - Third Collection of Niel Gow's Reels, 3rd ed., p. 7 (orig. 1792) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F f|c<FTc>A dGBd|c<FTc>A dBcA|B<dA<c TG>ABd|cFc>A cFA:|| (c|Tf>g){f/g/}af e>fga|Tf>g {f/g/}a>f gefd|cAf>A TG>ABd| cFc>A cFAc|(f/e/f/g/) af e>fga|Tf>g {f/g/}af gefd|c<Af>A TG>ABd|cA cd/e/ fcd<f||



EARL OF HOME(S). AKA - "Earl Home." AKA and see "Lady Jane Montgomery." Scottish, Strathspey. F Major (Athole, Gow, Lowe, Skye): G Major (Kerr). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Scottish fiddler, composer, music publisher and bandleader Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831), third son of the famous Niel Gow. The Earl of Home (pronounced 'Hume') at the time of publication of the Gow's 3rd Collection (1792), and presumably whom the title honors, was Alexander Douglas-Home (1769-1841), 10th Earl of Home, who married Lady Elizabeth Scott (daughter of Sir Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch, and Lady Elzabeth Montagu) in 1798. He assumed the Berwickshire earlship upon the death of his father, also Alexander, in 1786, and eventually became Lord Lieutenant of Parliament and a representative Scottish peer. The 'Earl of Home' is also the name of a Scottish country dance from the Borders region, one of fifteen or so collected in the early 20th century that were wholly or in part in strathspey tempo. See also the first strain of "Lady Jane Montgomery," which is shared with "Earl of Home."


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Printed sources : - Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 52. Gow (3rd Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 1792; p. 7 (3rd ed.). Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; Set 15, No. 5, p. 10. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 3), 1844–1845; p. 14. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 142. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 220.

Recorded sources : - Dave MacIsaac - "Nimble Fingers" ().




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