Lady Lucy Leslie Melville
X:1 T:Lady Lucy Leslie Melville M:C| L:1/8 C:Niel Gow (1727-1807) R:Reel B:Gow - Fifth Collection of Strathspey Reels (1807) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F a|f>dcA F/F/F F>A|G/G/G Tg>f dfga|fdcA (cd/e/ f>c)|df c>A F/F/F F:|| A|F (f2g) fdcA|G (g2.a) Tgfdf|c (f2.g) fdcA|BG cA F/F/F F>A| F (f2.g) fdcA|G (g2.a) Tg>f dg|fa df cf Af|c>A f>A F/F/F F||
LADY LUCY LES(S)LIE MELVILLE. Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. A double-tonic tune composed by Niel Gow (1727-1807). Lady Lucy Leslie-Melville (1794-1865) was but a child when Niel Gow composed this tune in her honor. She married, in 1824, Henry Smith of Wilford House, a Nottingham banker. Lucy was the oldest child and daughter of Alexander Leslie, 10th Earl of Leven and Melville, who in 1802 legally changed his name to Leslie-Melville, after he succeeded to a second title. Lucy was also the elder sister to the 11th Earl. She was known throughout her life for her Christian piety and charity, and she has been the subject of inspirational pieces for Gospel magazines.