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X:1 T:Lady Ann Carnegie's Favorite M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig Q:"Slow" C:Niel Gow Jr. (c. 1795-1823) B:Gow - Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels (1822) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F A>GF F2d|cAf cAF|AGG GAc|f>ed dcA| cfa {a}gfe|dcA cdf|A>GA fed|cFA {A}TG2F:|| f2c g2c|a>gf fcd|cAF F2f|ab/a/g/f/ {a}g2f| f2c ~g>ab|{b}a>gf fed|c>dc cFG|A>BA {A}G2F| f2c g2c|a>gf fcd|{F}cAF F2f|ab/a/g/f/ {a}g2f| (a/g/)fa (g/f/)eg|(f/e/d/c/A/c/) d2 e/f/|ca/g/f/d/ cFG|A>BA {A}TG2 {FG}F||

LADY ANN CARNEGIE'S FAVORITE. Scottish, Slow Jig or Air. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Neil Gow Junr. (c. 1795-1823), son of Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831) and grandson of famed Dunkeld, Perthshire, fiddler-composer Niel Gow (1727-1807). Niel Jr. was a promising performer and composer who briefly joined his father's Edinburgh publishing business. Unfortunately, his career was cut short by an untimely death. See also "Bonnie/Bonny Prince Charlie (1)," the name of a song written by the Errick Shepherd, poet James Hogg, set to Gow's tune. The tune was published with the note: "Slowly by Niel Gow Junr. Sung by Miss Paton in London under the title of Bonnie Brave Scotland."

The title perhaps refers to Anne Letitia Carnegie (1793-1870), daughter of William Carnegie, 7th Earl of Northesk, who married James Cruikshank in 1821, outliving her husband by thirty years.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Gow (Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1822; pp. 30-31. Gow (A Collection of Airs, Reels & Strathspeys being the posthumous Compositions of Neil Gow Jnr.), 1837; p. 17.

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