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X:1 T:Glen Lyons Rant M:C L:1/8 R:Reel or Strathspey B:John Gow – A Favorite Collection of Slow Airs, B:Strathspeys and Reels (London, c. 1804, p. 9) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d|B(GG)D B,G,GB,|CA,AG FDAc|B(GG)D B,G,DB,|CEDF GG,G,d| (B/A/G/F/ G)D B,G,DB,|CEAG FDAc|(B/c/d) GB EGCE|FDcA BGG|| L:1/16 d2|(gfga g2)d2 B2G2d2B2|ce3~a3g (f2d2d2f2)|(gfga) g2d2 e2d2c2B2|c2A2~d2c2 B2(G2G2d2)| (gfga g2)d2 B2G2d2B2|cA3~a3g f2(d2d2)f2|g2b2a2b2 g2d2e2B2|c2A2d2c2 B2G2G2||

GLEN LYON'S RANT. Scottish, Strathspey or Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody first appears in John and Andrew Gow's A Collection of Slow Airs, Strathspeys and Reels (London, c. 1795-1804). Andrew (1760-1803) and younger brother John (1764-1826) established a publishing business in London in 1788 and were the English distributors for the Gow family musical publications. Glen Lyon is a valley of western Perth and Kinross, which carries the waters of the River Lyon eastward from Loch Lyon to River Tay. S.

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Printed sources : - John Gow (A Favorite Collection of Slow Airs, Strathspeys and Reels), London, c. 1804; p. 9. Johnson (A Twenty Year Anniversary Collection), 2003; p. 25. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 186. Edmund Lee (Mrs. Parker's Selection of Scotch Tunes, Strathspeys and Reels), Dublin, n.d.; p. 14 (early 19th century).

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