Lady Madelina Palmer's Strathspey (2)
X:1 T:Lady Madelina Palmer's Strathspey  M:C| L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:J. Anderson - Anderson's Budget of Strathspeys, Reels & Country Dances B: for the German Flute or Violin (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 15) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D b|a>df>d (f/g/a) b2|ad (b/a/)(g/f/) e2 (eb)|a>df>d (f/g/a) b2|a>df>e (ed) d2:|| (b/c'/)|d'>ab>a (b/c'/d') e'2|d'/c'/b/a/ bf e2 (ec')|d'>ab>a (3bc'd' (3c'd'e'|d'/c'/b/a/ b/c'/d'/a/ d'2 (a/b/c')| d'bc'a bgaf|ge'fd' e2 (eg)|(f/g/a) b2 (f/g/a) d'2|ddf>e ed d||
LADY MADELINA PALMER'S STRATHSPEY . Scottish, Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. See Lady Madelina Sinclair for more on person of the title. The melody was entered into the music manuscript collection of British army fifer John Buttery (as "Lady Magdlen Sinclawrs Strathspey"), who began compiling his tunes around 1780, and added to his manuscript for the next twenty-four years. Buttery had a long career in the army and saw action in several theaters of the globe. Drawings in his ms. indicate he may also have made entries at sea; there are references to battles in Caribbean and the Mediterranean. After his discharge from the army Buttery emigrated to Ontario, Canada, bringing his music manuscript with him and handed down to successive family members.