Annotation:Lady Hunter Blair's Reel

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X:1 T:Lady Hunter Blair's Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Gow - Third Collection of Niel Gow's Reels (1792) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amin a|e2(.A.A) e2 ea|g2 eg dGBG|e2AA e2 eg|^fdgB|A/A/A A2:|| c|A>E E/E/E ABcA|GABc ~dedB|A>E E/E/E ABcd|e^fgB A/A/A A>c| A>E E/E/E ABcA|GABc dedB|ecgc dBgB|cAB^G A/A/A A||

LADY HUNTER BLAIR'S REEL. Scottish, Reel. A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1766-1831). Henry Cockburn Cockburn (Memorials of His Time, 1856) wrote of her:

Lady Blair's elegance and sprightliness would have graced and enlivened the best society; but her tastes and virtues were entirely domestic, and made her the most delightful of household deities. Mild, affectionate, and cheerful, she she attracted the love of all ages, and closed her many days without once knowing from personal consciousness what selfishness or want of charity meant.

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Printed sources : - Gow (Third Collection of Niel Gow's Reels), 3rd ed., originally 1792; p. 37.

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