Lady Betty Stanley's Minuet
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LADY BETTY STANLEY'S MINUET. The tune was written by Thomas Alexander Erskine, Viscount Fenton, Sixth Earl of Kelly, born at Kellie Castle in Fife in 1732 and familiarly known as "Fiddler Tam". It honors the wife of Lord Stanley, a twenty-two year old aristocrat given to horse-racing and cock-fighting, and, like Kelly, fond of his pleasures.
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