X:1 T:Lady Lovat T:Gaintighearna Mhic Shimi M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey S:Fraser Collection (1816) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D d||A<F d>F B>AF>B|A<F d>F [G/B/][F/A/][E/G/][D/F/] [CE]>B|A<F d>A B<A[DF]>A| d>ef>d e>d e<f|A<F d>A B>A[DF]>B|A<F d>F [G/B/][F/A/][E/G/][D/F/] [CE]>B| A<F d>A B>A[DF]>A|d>e (f/d/a/f/) e2 d||e|(f>g/4f/4) ed c>B ^A2| d>^d e>^e fF [C2E2]|f>g/4f/4 ed c>B ^A2|Ff (e/4f/4g/) f/e/ dc [D2B2]| f>g/4f/4 ed c>B ^A2|d>^d e>^e fF [C2E2]|[A,2F2] A<G F/A/B/c/ d2|D<d' a<f e<c (d e/4d/4c/4B/4)||
LADY LOVAT (Baintighearna Mhic Shimi). Scottish, Slow Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "There have been events in the fate of every Lady Lovat, of whom the editor has either heard or read, suited to the plaintive and affecting strain of this melody. The present worthy dowager-lady having seen a fine family of sons entombed, after arriving at the age of manhood, and, on the death of her husband, the family estate devolve to a distant collateral heir of entail,--no small share of affliction for the only one mentioned" (Fraser).