X:1 T:Lady Crawford's Reel M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:John Riddell of Ayr – Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets &c. B:for the Violin (1782, p. 34) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A|(F/G/A)F D2A|(d>ed) dAG|(F/G/AF) D2f|eEE E2A| (F/G/A)F D2A|(d>ed) dAG|FdF Edc|dAF D2:| |:g|(f/g/a)f d2f|(a>ba) afd|(f/g/a)f d2f|eEE E2g| (f/g/a)f d2a|bag fed|(B/c/d)B AFd|AFD D2:| |:A|FAd FAd|dAF dAF|FAd def|eEE E2A| FAd FAd|fed edc|(B/c/d)B AFd|AFD D2:| |:g|(f/g/a)f dfa|dfa afd|(f/g/a)f def|eEE E2g| f/g/af dfa|bag fed|(B/c/d)B AFd|AFD D2:|]
LADY CRAWFURD. AKA - "Lady Crawford's Reel." AKA and see "Irish Grove (The)," "Marchmont House." Scottish, Reel (cut time). Standard tuning (fiddle). D Major. AABBCCDD. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of the tune in print in Ayrshire fiddler-composer John Riddell's 1782 collection (p. 34) issued by Glasgow musician and music publisher James Aird. Riddell's first edition, however, was published in 1766, printed in Edinburgh by Robert Bremner. Somewhat curiously, Bremner had published the tune in his 1757 collection as "Marchmont House." Charles Gore remarks that a family by the name of Crawfurd lived at Ardmillan, Girvan (Ayrshire), and that Riddell's collection features many tunes containing the family name.