Lady Grant of Monymusk
X:1 T:Lady Grant of Monymusk's Reell M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Cumming - A Collection of Strathspey or Old Highland Reels (1782, No. 17, p. 6) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G G|G>DGB A2 E>A|G>DGB G>DGB|G>DGB TA2 EA|G>DGB d>egd| e>gBg TA2 E>A|G/A/B/c/ d/c/B/A/ G2 G,:||:d|g>dgb Ta2 e>a|g>dgb g>dgb| g>dgb a2 e>a|g>b e>g d>egd|e>g B>g A2 EA|G/A/B/c/ d/c/B/A/ G2 G,:| |:B/c/|d/c/B/A/ G>B A2 E>c|d/c/B/A/ G>B d>gdB|c>a Bg A>g f/g/a/f/| g>deb g>deb|g>deb a>e f/g/a/f/|g>b dB c>acA|B>d BG Ad FD| G/A/B/c/ d/c/B/A/ G2 G,::e/f/|g/f/e/d/ g>B a>cAg|a/g/f/e/ g>B (de/f/g)d| e>BgB A>D F/G/A|B>AGE DG, B,/C/D|GDB,D A,A, F/G/A| T(B>A) (F/G/A) GG, B,/C/D|C>G B,>G A,A F/G/A|G/A/B/c/ d/c/B/A/ G2 G,:|]
LADY GRANT OF MONYMUSK. Scottish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAAABBCCDD. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of the tune in print in Angus Cumming's A Collection of Strathspey or Old Highland Reels (1782, No. 17, p. 6). The House of Monymusk is one of the Great Houses of Aberdeenshire, built around the year 1584, a courtyard palace set on an exquisite bend in the Don. "Lady Grant," at the time of publication of Cumming's volume, was Mary, the wife of Sir Archibald Grant (1731-1796), 3rd Baronet of Monymusk (for whom see "Money Musk (1)"). She was born in 1740 to James Callander and his wife Elizabeth, and married at the ate of fifteen in 1755. She died at Edinburgh in 1787, after which Sir Archibald took a second wife.