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X:1 T:Lady Anderson M:C L:1/8 R:Reel S:MacDonald - Skye Collection (1887) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A|d>A A/A/A (FA)DF|G>E E/E/E (CE)A,A|d>A A/A/A (FA)DF|GECE (D2D):| A|dcdf e^deg|fdcd AFDc|dcdf e^deg|fdec (d2 d>)A| dcdf e^deg|fdcd AFDF|GFGB A^GA=g|fdec (d2d)||

LADY ANDERSON. Scottish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The reel "Lady Anderson" was composed by James Scott Skinner (1843-1927) and first printed in his Miller o' Hirn Collection (1881). It is a companion tune to Skinner's strathspey "Sir Alexander Anderson of Blelack". Sir Alexander was a Scottish advocate and Lord Provost of Aberdeen, knighted by Queen Victoria in 1863. Lady Anderson was his wife, Rachel Johnston, daughter of William Johnston of Viewfield, Aberdeen. She died in 1886, and he, the next year.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 53. Skinner (Miller o' Hirn Collection), 1881; No. 19, p. 7.

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