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X:1 T:Garden Shiel, a strathspey M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey Q:"Slowish" N:Dedicated to Francis Garden Esq. Junior of Troup by N:Robert Petrie at Kirkmichael. B:Robert Petrie – Third Collection of Strathspey Reels (1802, p. 2-3) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb d2c2|B2B,2B,2DE F2B,2B,2dc|B2B,2B,2DE F4 F2dc|B2B,2B,2DE F2B,2 EDCB,| C3E3F G4 G2dc|B2B,2B,2DE F2B,2B,2dc|B2B,2B,2DE F4 F2dc| BF3Bd3 BF3DB,3|CC3E3F G4G2||F2|B3f (ed)(cB) F2B2D2c2| B2f2 edcB g4 (g2ab)|B2f2 edcB F2B2D2B2|CC3E2F2 G4 G2c2| B2f2 edcB F2B 2D2c2|B2f2 edcB g4 (3g2a2 b2|f3de3c dB3cd3| CC3E3F G4G2||dc|B2B,2 B,2DE (FE)(DC) B,2dc|B2B,2B,2DE F4 F2dc| B2B,2B,2DE FDBF EDCB,|CB,CD EDEF G4 G2dc|BB,2B,2DE FEDC B,2dc| B2B,2B,2DE F4 F2 dc|BF3 {Bc}d3c B3FD3B,|CC3E2F2 G4G2|| F2|B2f2 edcB FBAG FEDC|B,2f2 edcB g4 (g3a/b/)|B2f2 edcB FBAG FEDB,| CB,CD EDEF G4 G2c2|B2f2 edcB FBAG FEDC|B,2f2 edcB g4 (g3a/b/)| f3de3c d3Bc3d|CC3E3F G4G2||

GARDEN SHIEL. AKA and see "Miss Downie's Strathspey," "Honest Duncan." Scottish. The tune was claimed by Duncan MacIntryre (as "Miss Downie's Strathspey"), in his 1795 publication. It is sometimes attributed to Robert Petrie who printed it several years later as "Garden Shiel" in his Third Collection (1802), although Petrie himself did not claim it in his work. It was published without author credit by Gow as "Honest Duncan" in Repository, Part Second, 1802.

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