Lady Helonora Hume
X:1 T:Lady Helonora Hume (now Dundas) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:Gow - First Collection of Niel Gow's Reels (1784) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D (Dd)Tdc TcBT(BA)|afdf ~edef|(Dd)T(dc) T(cB)T(BA)|A>FTE>F D/D/D D2:| |:A,DA,D B,DB,D|A,DGA (B/A/G/F/) EF|A,DA,D B,DGB|AFTe>F D/D/D D2:| |:~(aba)f dfdf|(g/b/g) (f/a/f) Tedef|abaf defd|BgTf>e d/d/d d2:| |:~(BA)~(AG) ~(GF)~(FE)|(D/E/F/G/) AF TEDEF|~(BA)~(AG) ~(GF)~(ED)|B,BAF D/D/D D:|
LADY HELONORA HUME. Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The melody may have been composed by Pate Baillie (1774-1841): "When Baille was ten or eleven years old, 'Lady Helenora Hume's Reel' was published in Gow's first collection. Baillie later printed it as his own strathspey; those who believed he had composed it as a boy said that Niel Gow had taken it down from Pate's playing. His name has been kept alive by 'Pate Baillie's Jig'. Whether he composed it or not is not known; he never published it" (Alburger, 1983).