Lady Harriot Montague's Favorite

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X:1 T:Lady Harriot Montague's Favorite M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Slow Air B:Gow - Fourth Collection of Niel Gow's Reels (1800) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A|Td>ed (fe).f|dBB ~B2d|Afd (B/A/)(G/F/)(E/D/)|Eee ea/>f/g/>e/| Td>ed (fe)f|~(d/c/)(d/e/)(f/g/) afd|TB>ce/B/ (AF).G|(Ad).d ~d2:| |:B|AFA {c}d2B|AFA A2{c}d|BGF Ee/f/g/f/|(e/f/).e/.d/.c/.B/ (A/B/).A/.G/.F/.E/| DFA ~d2A|~(d/c/)(d/e/)(f/g/) afd|TB>cdgb AF.G|(Ad).d Tf2:|

LADY HARRIOT MONTAGUE'S FAVORITE. Scottish, Slow Air. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title refers to Lady Harriet Montagu-Scott (1780-1833), fourth and youngest daughter of Henry Scott, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch, and Lady Elizabeth Montagu. The family became Montagu-Scott when the latter inherited the family estates. In 1806 Lady Harriet became the 2nd wife of William Kerr, 6th Marquess of Lothian, a friend of writer Sir Walter Scott's. The couple had three sons and five daughters. Harriet died in 1833.

Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch, and Lady Harriet Montagu. Print by Henry Meyer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1812

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Printed sources : - Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 342. Davie (Davie's Caledonian Repository), Aberdeen, 1829-30; p. 6. Gow (Fourth Collection of Strathspey Dances), 2nd ed., originally 1800; p. 34.

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