John French's Compliments to Mr. Nathaniel Gow
JOHN FRENCH'S COMPLIMENTS TO MR. NATHANIEL GOW. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). C Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. Composed by fiddler-composer John French (1752-1803). It appears in his A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels &c. (c. 1801), dedicated to Mrs. Boswell of Auchinleck, and published by music publishers (Nathaniel) Gow & Shepherd, “for behoof of Mr. French’s widow and children.” The phrase may indicate that French was incapacitated, or perhaps dead, in which case either the dates of publication of the dates of his death are faulty.
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Printed sources: French (A Collection of New Strathspeys, Reels &c.), 1801.