Lady Mary Murray's Strathspey (1)

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X:1 T:Lady Mary Murray('s Strathspey) [1] M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Stewart-Robertson - The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G E2|D3EG3B dcBA BG3|A3Bc3B A3GF3E|D3EG3B dcBA BG3| AB3 g3B GGG2 G2:| g2|d3eg3a bagf g3e|dB3 g3B A3dF3D|d3eg3a bagf g3e|d3Bg3B GGG2 G3e| d3eg3b ab3ga3|eg3Bg3 A3GF3E|D3EG3B dcBA B3G| AB3 g3B GGG2 G2||

LADY MARY MURRAY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831). There are two possibilities for the person of the title. One Lady Mary Murray's family were landowners in Crieff. She is remembered today in Lady Mary's Walk. a picturesque path along the River Earn. It was created by her father, judge and statesman Sir Patrick Murray (1771-1837), the Laird of Ochtertyre, and was a favorite of hers. There was also a Lady Mary Murry (d. 1814) who was also a Lady Mary Murray who was a daughter of John, First Duke of Atholl. She married a Reverend Martin (whose married name she took) and died in 1814. Sir Peter Murray of Ochtertyre was a friend of Nathaniel Gow, and at the Edinburgh Ball of 1811, he presented him with a fine violincello, among gifts from other notables.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 102. Gow (Fourth Collection of Strathspeys & Dances), 2nd ed., originally 1800; p. 3. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 176.

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