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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.

For Robert Bremner's "Glenlyon's Rant" (a different tune), see "Glenlyon (2)."

Additional notes

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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