Lady Augusta Murray
X:1 T:Lady Augusta Murray’s Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B: Daniel Dow – Twenty Minuets and Sixteen Reels or Country Dances (c. 1775, p. 26) B: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/106036329 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F C|F2 (AF) E(G2B)|AFAc f2 (cf)|dBcF E (G2B)|AcCE F2F:| c|fcfa gceg|(a/g/f) (g/f/e) f2 (cf)|AcdB c(f2d)|cBAG F2 (Fc)| fcfa gceg|(a/g/f) (g/f/e) f2 (cf)|AFcA f(c2B)|AcCE F2F||
LADY AUGUSTA MURRAY. AKA and see "Mrs. Bourke," "Mrs. J.W. Bourke," "Strawberry Beds (2) (The)." Scottish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. John Glen (1891) finds "Lady Augusta Murray's Reel" earliest in print in Daniel Dow's c. 1775 collection (p. 26). The melody, as "Lady Augusta Murray," was entered into the 1840 music manuscript collection of musician John Rook (Waverton, Cumbria). The Gows printed it as "Mrs. J.W. Bourke" in Edinburgh the beginning of the 19th century. The Rev. Luke Donnellan's Connaght reel "Strawberry Beds (2) (The)" is a more distanced version of Dow's tune.
The first strain of an untitled reel entered into the C.J. Surtees copybook (Northumberland, 1819) is cognate with "Lady Augusta Murray" (See "Reel (126)").