Annotation:Lady Charlotte of Baird's

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X:1 T:Lady Charlotte of Braids (sic) Strathspey M:4/4 L:1/16 R:Strathspey S:Howe - 1000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1867) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A2 | d3ed3B AF3D2F2 | GB3 B3A GB3 B3c | d3ed3B AF3 D3F | E3DE3F D6 :|| g2 | (f2ed) a2d2 f3da3d | (c2BA) e3A c2BA e3g | (f2ed) a3d f3da3d | g3ba3g f2d2d2g2 | (f2ed) a3d f3da3d | (c2BA) e3A c2BA e3A | (3B2c2d2 (3c2d2e2 (3d2e2f2 (3e2f2g2 | f2b2a2g2 f2d2d2 ||

LADY CHARLOTTE OF BAIRD'S. AKA - "Lady Charlotte of Braids (sic) Strathspey." AKA and see "Captain Rutheven's Fancy," "Lord Lyndoch." Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. 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 "Annotation:Lady Haddo."

A faint hint of "Cripple Creek," suggests John Hartford. Compare also with "Jenny Picking Cockles (1)."

Additional notes

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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