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HAMILTON RACES. AKA and see "Three Sheepskins (The)." Scottish, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by the famous Inver fiddler and composer Niel Gow (1727-1807). Hamilton was once the County Town of Lanarkshire, Scotland, named for the Hamilton family. It was long a market town and was incorporated as a Burgh in 1451. Hamilton Park is still one of the premier racecourses in Scotland (although the course moved in 1926 to new grounds nearby).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Gatherer (Gatherer's Musical Museum), 1987; p. 23. Gow (Complete Repository), Part 4, 1817; p. 29. McGlashan (A Collection of Reels), c. 1786; p. 40.