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X:1 T:Huntingtone Castle M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Q:”Slow” B:John Bowie – “Collection of strathspey reels & country dances &c.” B:(Edinburgh, c. 1789, p. 18) F: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Emin V:1 B,|E>FE {F}G2A|B2A F>ED|E>FE {F}G2A|TB>AB d2e| Tf>ed B>dB|ABA F>ED|E>FE {F}GAB|{B}A>GF E2:| |:d|e>fe (d>c).B|A>BA (F>E).D|Eee e>fg|fe^d e2f| g>af e>fd|B>dA F>ED|E>FE {F}G>AB|{B}AGF E2:| V:2 clef = bass z|zzB,, E,2F,|G,2^C D>CB,|C2C B,2F,|G,2G, G,,2z| zzF, G,2G,,|C,2^C, D,2B,|C2C, B,,2G,,|A,,2B,, E,2:| |:B,,|C>DC B,>A,G,|C2^C D2B,|CCC C2B,|A,B,B,, E,2z| zzB, C2B,|G,2C D2B,|C2C, B,,2G,,|A,,B,,B,, E2:|

HUNTINGTONE CASTLE. AKA and see "Hard is the fate of him who loves." Scottish, Slow Air (6/8 time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Martin): AA'BB' (Neil). The melody first appears in Perthshire fiddler-composer biography:John Bowie's A Collection of Strathspey Reels & Country Dances (Edinburgh, 1789, p. 18).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - S. Johnson (A Twenty Year Anniversary Collection), 2003; p. 39. Martin (Ceol na Fidhle, vol. 1), 1991; p. 17 (includes a harmony part). Manson (Hamiliton's Universal Tune Book, vol. 1), 1853; p. 152 (appears as "Hard is the fate of him who loves"). Martin (Taigh na Teud), 1990; p. 19. Neil (The Scots Fiddle), 1991; No. 143, p. 182.

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]

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