Annotation:Lady Boswell of Auchenleck

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X:1 T:Lady Boswell of Auchenleck M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey Q:"Slowly" C:Nathaniel Gow (1763-1822) B:Gow - Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels (1822) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb (B,FD).B (G/F/E/D/) C2|BFDd BFBd|f>d Bd BD C2| B,D FB/c/ d>B, D<B|(B,FD).B (G/F/E/D/) C2|(B,FD).d BF Bd| f>d Bd BD C>D|B,D FB/c/ (d/c/B/A/) B>g||(fb) (df) (e/d/c/B/) c2| fbdb Bbdb|fb dg (e/d/c/B/) c>d|.B(c/d/) G>B (F/G/)(E/F/) D>g| fbdf (e/d/c/B/) c>g|fbd(g f)(de)(c|d)(Bc)A BD C2|B,D FB/c/ d>B, D<B||

LADY BOSWELL OF AUCHINLECK. Scottish, Slow Strathspey. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Composed by wikipedia:Nathaniel_Gow (1763-1831). Auchinleck (often pronounced 'affleck') is a village in Ayrshire, home of the Boswell family, that included wikipedia:James_Boswell (1740-1795), a lawyer and writer, famous for his journals and as the anamnesis of Dr. Samuel Johnson. His son, wikipedia:Sir_Alexander_Boswell,_1st_Baronet (1775-1822), a poet, songwriter and antiquary, came into his inheritance upon his father's death. A pamphlet of his songs entitled "Songs chiefly in the Scottish Dialect" was published anonymously in Edinburgh in 1803. Among his songs are "Jenny's Bawbee," "Jenny Danged the Weaver" and "Paddy O'Rafferty," all also famous fiddle tunes. Alexander died the year the Gows published "Lady Boswell" in their Sixth Collection (1822), killed in a duel by Mr. Stuart of Dunearn over a political dispute. Alexander fired purposely first into the air--Stuart did not. < br>
The title "Lady Boswell of Auchinleck" refers to Alexander's wife, who is recorded as Grisel Cuming, or Grace, daughter of Thomas Cumin, Esq,, an Edinburgh banker.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Gow (Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1822; p. 8. Hunter (Fiddle Music of Scotland), 1988; No. 171.

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