Highland Watch (The)
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HIGHLAND WATCH, THE (NOW THE 42nd REGT. OR ROYAL HIGHLANDERS). Scottish, Strathspey. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The 42nd Royal Highland Regiment is better-known as the famous Black Watch, first raised in 1739 under John, the Earl of Crawford. O'Farrell directs: "Very Slow." As "42nd Highland Regiment" the strathspey was printed in William Bradbury Ryan's Ryan's Mammoth Collection (Boston, 1883).
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Dow (Collection of Ancient Scots Music), c. 1775; p. 42. Gow (Complete Repository, Part One), 1799; p. 1. McKercher (A Collection of Original Strathspeys and Reels), 1824; p. 13. O'Farrell (National Irish Music for the Union Pipes), 1804; p. 45.