Lady Madelina Palmer's Strathspey (1)
LADY MADELINA PALMER('S STRATHSPEY) . AKA and see "Mr. Lumsdane of Blanerne's Strathspey." Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by William Marshall. Gow never affixed his name to it, but did print it in 1791, some 30 years before Marshall published it--the reason: Marshall's airs were often in general circulation before being printed. Lady Madelina was Madelina Gordon (1772-1847), the second daughter of the 4th Duke and Duchess of Gordon. Her second husband was Mr. Charles Fyshe Palmer of Luckley Park, Berwickshire (Moyra Cowie, The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999). See also note for "Lady Madelina Sinclair."
The tune was printed under the title "Prince of Wales's Strapsey (The)" in the 1790's publication Tracy’s selection of the present favorite country dances.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: G.H. Davidson (Davidson's Gems of Scottish Melody), n.d. (possibly c. 1830's); p. 32. Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1822 Collection, p. 50.