Lady Charlotte of Baird's

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LADY CHARLOTTE OF BAIRD'S. AKA - "Lady Charlotte of Braids (sic) Strathspey." AKA and see "Captain Rutheven's Fancy." Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A faint hint of "Cripple Creek," suggests John Hartford. The title may have been garbled in the American Howe/Ryan/Cole publications (see below)--however, 'Baird' is the name of one of the noble families of Scotland, and it is possible the title originally was "Lady Charlotte Baird's". The tune is set as a reel, collected by Peter Kennedy, under the name "Captain Rutheven's Fancy." For more on Charlotte Baird see "Lady Haddo."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 124. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 136. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 162.

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