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LADY DOWN. Scottish, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody appears in the 4th collection of Malcolm MacDonald of Dunkeld, a volume dedicated to the Countess of Breadalbane. A bit reminiscent of "Molly Put the Kettle On (1)." Niel Gow Jr.'s "Honorable James Ramsay's Reel (The)", set in the key of 'A', has a similar melodic and harmonic contour.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: MacDonald (Fourth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1797; p. 11. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 119. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 82.

Recorded sources:

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