Lady Charlotte Campbell's Strathspey (2)
X:1 T:Lady Charlotte Campbell's New Strathspey M:C L:1/8 S:Robert Mackintosh - Lady Charlotte Campbell's New Strathspey (ca. 1800) K:Bb F/E/|D<(FF>B) EG-Gc/B/|A<cf>e d<bB<f|D<(FF>B) EG-Gc/B/|A<cF<e d<BB:| A|b<BA<a g<GF<f|e>c e/d/c/B/ A<(cc>a)|b<Ba<B g<Bf<B|(A/B/c) (F>e) d<BB>a| b<BA<a g<GF<f|e>c e/d/c/B/ A<(cc)B/A/|G<BF<B E<BD<B|(E/F/G) (!trill!F>E) DB,B,||
LADY CHARLOTTE CAMPBELL'S STRATHSPEY . AKA - "Lady Charlotte Campbell's New Strathspey." Scottish, Slow Strathspey. B Flat Major (most versions): C Major (Surenne): A Major (Johnson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): AAB (most versions): AABB' (Kerr). "Lady Charlotte Campbell's Strathspey" is one of the enduring compositions by Robert 'Red Rob' Mackintosh (c. 1745-1808), who undoubtedly acquired his nickname because of having red hair. He issued the tune first on a single sheet (with he title "Lady Charlotte Campbell's New Strathspey") in 1802, and later included it in his Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels (c. 1803 or 1804) with the same title, sans the word 'New'. The Gows republished the melody in their Complete Repository, Part Second (1802) under the same title but without crediting Mackintosh. The companion reel is "Lady Charlotte Campbell's Reel (2)" (see Lady Charlotte Campbell's Reel (2) for notes). It is one of Mackintosh's more popular melodies among Cape Breton fiddlers.