Annotation:Gordons' Strathspey (The)

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X:1 T:Gordons' Strathspey, The M:C| L:1/16 R:Strathspey N:"The first part of this tune is taken from an old Highland Song N:of one part called "My dear Highland Laddie O." B:James Davie - "Mrs. Gordon of Cairness Waltz" (4 page folio with 8 tunes, c. 1822) N:Davie (1783-1857) was a music seller and violinist who had a shop in Aberdeen. He was N:also a church choir master at St. Andrew's. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amin A4 B2d2e4 d2B2|BA3 AA3 B2A2A2c2|Bd3d3B (cB3)(AG3)|E4 G3A GE3D3E| D3EG3A B4 g3^f|e2d2g2^f2 e2d2B2d2|e2^f2g2f2 e2e2c2B2|AA3 e3d BA3 A2|| B2|Aa3a3b a4 g2^f2|ed3eg3 ae3e2f2|g3ab3a g2^f2g2e2|d3ed2c2 BG3GB3| Aa3a3b {b}a4 g2f2|e3dB3d e2^f2g2a2|bg3a^f3 ge3dB3|Aa3e2d2 BA3 A4||

GORDON'S STRATHSPEY, THE. Scottish, Strathspey (cut time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by biography:James Davie (1783-1857), a violinist and music seller from Aberdeen. His folio of eight tunes, published around 1822 contains this and several other of his compositions for the Gordons of Caithness.

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Printed sources : - James Davie (Mrs. Gordon of Cairness Waltz), c. 1822; p. 4 (a four-page folio with 8 tunes). Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3), c. 1880's; No. 147, p. 17. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 187.

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