X:1 T:Highland Whiskey M:C| L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A E|A/A/A A2 A>B c<e|B/B/B ~B2 d>e f<a|A/A/A A2 A>B c<d|ef/g/ a>c B2A:|| e|c/B/A e>A f>Ae>A|G<BB>G G<BB>e|d/c/B/A/ e>A f>Ae>c|ef/g/ a<c B2 A>e| c/B/A e>A f>Ae>A|G<BB>G G<BB>c|A<cB<d c<ed<f| ef/g/ a>c B2A|]
HIGHLAND WHISKEY. AKA - "Highland Whisky Strathspey." Scottish, Slow Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Honeyman, Surenne): AAB (Athole, Balmoral, Gow, Hunter, Kerr, Lowe, Martin, Skye). Composed by Scottish fiddler Niel Gow (1727-1807) who is said to have been fond of good whisky. See also his "Farewell to Whiskey (1)" and "Welcome Whisky Back Again." The former was a lament on the occasion of the British government's prohibition of using barley to make whiskey in 1799, due to the failure of the crop in Scotland in that year, while the latter celebrates the repeal of the ordinance.