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GENERAL GRANT. AKA - "Bal n' Iden." Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in Angus Cumming's Collection of Strathspey or Old Highland Reels (1780, No. 36, p. 11). Michael Newton, writing in his blog "The Origins of the Strathspey: A Rebuttal" [1] believes the correct Scots Gaelic title of Cumming's "Bal n' Iden " should be "Bail’ an Aodainn."

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