Earl of Leven's Favorite (The)
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EARL OF LEVEN'S FAVORITE. Scottish, Strathspey. E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Scottish fiddler, composer, music publisher and bandleader Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831), third son of the famous Niel Gow (1727-1807). A new Earl of Leven (pronounced 'Lee-ven') came to the title in the year or two prior to the issuing of Nathaniel Gow's Sixth Collection (1822). He was David Leslie-Melville, the 8th Earl of Leven, 7th Earl of Melville (1785-1860), a career naval officer and later a Scots representative peer and deputy-lieutenant of Fifeshire.
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Printed sources: Gow (Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1822; p. 36.