Lady Anne Gordon's Reel

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LADY ANNE GORDON'S REEL. AKA - "Lady Ann Gordon's." AKA and see "House of Letterfourie (The)," "Lassie Look Behind You/Lassie Look Behind Ye" (Gow's title). Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833) and first appearing in his 1781 collection. It was published once by the Gow's, although without composer credit to Marshall. Lady Anne (1748-1816) was the sister of Marshall's employer, Alexander, the 4th Duke of Gordon, for whom he was the Steward of the Household. She married the Reverend Chalmers, minister of Cairnie, Huntly.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Abraham Mackintosh (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Jigs, &c.), after 1797; p. 14. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1781 Collection, p. 12. McGlashan (A Collection of Reels), c. 1786; p. 7. Petrie (Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c.), 1793; p. 14. Stewart (A Select Collection of Scots English Irish and Foreign Airs Jiggs & Marches), c. 1788; p. 89.

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