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X:1 T:House of Gray M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Country Dance B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 (Glasgow, 1788, No. 445, p. 173) N:”Humbly dedicated to the Volunteers and Defensive Bands of Great Britain and Ireland Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin E|A3 c2e|dBG dBG|A3 c2d|ece ece| gag ^f2e|dBg dBG|A2A (c/B/c/d/).e|dBG A2:| |:B|c2c g2c|ece dBG|c2c g2d|ece geg| aba Tg2e|dBg dBG|A2A c/B/c/d/e|dBG A3:|]



HOUSE OF GRAY. English, Scottish, New England; Jig (6/8 time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of the tune in Robert Bremner's 1768 2nd collection (p. 101). Also to be found in J. Johnson Choice Collection Vol 4, 1748, and Rutherford's Country Dances Vol. 1, 1756


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3), 1788; No. 445, p. 173. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 4), c. 1880's; No. 255, p. 28. John McLachlan (The Piper’s Assistant), 1854, No. 36, p. 21. Pringle (A Collection of Reels, Strathspeys & Jigs), 1801; p. 13. Tolman (Nelson Music Collection), 1969; p. 2.






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