Fancy of the Moment (The)

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X:1 % T:Fancy of the moment, The M:C L:1/8 R:Air B:Gow & Shepherd - Collection of entirely original strathspey, reels, marches, quicksteps etc. (1796, p. 12) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D F2A2d2f2|dAdf dAdf|d2A2 BGBd|AFAB B/A/G/F/ {F}E2| F2A2d2f2|dAdf dAdf|d2A2 BGBd|AFAB A/G/F/E/ D2:| A2c2e2f2|gfef gfed|{c}d2A2 BGBd|AFAB B/A/G/F/ E2| A2c2e2f2|gfef gfed|{c}d2A2 BGBd|AFAB A/G/F/E/ D2| A2c2e2f2|gfef gfed|{c}c2A2 BGBd|AFAB B/A/G/F/ {F}E2| D2A2d2f2|dAdf dAdf|d2A2 BGBd|AFAB A/G/F/E/ D2||



FANCY OF THE MOMENT, THE. Scottish, Air (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune was published by the Edinburgh music publishing firm of Nathaniel Gow and William Shepherd in a volume entitled A Collection of Entirely Original Strathspey Reels, Marches, Quick Steps &c., "by Ladies resident in a remote part of the Highlands of Scotland, as corrected by Nath. Gow." Unfortunately, the composers names are not given. The Leeds antiquarian Frank Kidson (1854–1926) penciled a note in his copy of the volume that the composers were, or included, “the Misses Whyte,” and modern researcher Charles Gore thinks “the Misses Whyte” may possibly be a Miss White and a Miss Brocky, of Morayshire, east Highlands.

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