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X:1 T:Jenny Bowser M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:MacDonald - Skye Collection (1887) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D G|FG Ac d2 AF|E/E/E BA B(EE)G|(FG) (Ac) d2 (AF)|D/D/D (AF) ADD:| g|fdec dAGF|E/E/E (BA) BEEg|fdec dBAF|D/D/D (AF) A(DD)g| fdec dAGF|E/E/E (BA) B(EE)g|fa gb af ge|fdec dBA||

JENNY BOWSER. Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Jenny Bowser" was composed by James Scott Skinner (1843-1927). The title was named by Skinner's daughter, Jenny, and his nephew, John Skinner Dalgrano. The tune has currency among Cape Breton musicians, having been recorded in by the Five MacDonald Fiddlers and popularized by fiddler Winston Fitzgerald (1914–1987).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 40. Skinner (Miller o' Hirn Collection), 1881; p. 2.

Recorded sources : - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ‎LM470, Buddy MacMaster & Winnie Chafe - "Atlantic Fiddling" (1979). CAT-WMR004, Wendy MacIssac - "The 'Reel' Thing" (1994). Celestial Entertainment CECS001, Brenda Stubbert (Cape Breton, N.S.) - "In Jig Time!" (1995). Celtic CX 20, The Five MacDonald Fiddlers - "The Five MacDonalds" (c. 1950's).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [2]

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