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X:1 T:General Graham [2] C:Edward Simpson M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 4 (1844–1845, p. 21) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F c|{B}A2 Fc (A/B/c) FA|BGAF (E/F/G) CB,|A,-CF_E DFB,B|AFGE F2 F:| A|F-ff_e dBBA|Gggf (e/f/g) ce|fcfe dBGb|afce f2 fA| Ffaf dBAB|Ggbg fedc|fcfe dBGB|(A/B/c) CE F2F||



GENERAL GRAHAM [2]. Scottish, Reel (whole time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "General Graham [2]" is attributed to Edward Simpson in Joseph Lowe's Collection of Reels...Book 4 (1844-45), along with the following tune in the collection, "News from Cadiz", a strathsepy. The two are perhaps meant to be played together in a reel-and-strathspey medley, as they both likely refer to a battle of the Peninsular War. General Thomas Graham (1748-1843), later Lord Lynedoch, was the victor at the Battle of Barrosa, near Cadiz March 1811, raising the siege of Cádiz by the French.

Edward Simpson may be the musician of that name who was, for a time, the leader of the band of the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 4), 1844–1845; p. 9.






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