Lady Melville’s Reel
X:1 T:Lady Melville’s Reel M:C L:1/8 R:Reel C:Niel Gow B:Saunders – New and Complete Instructor for the Violin (Boston, 1847, No. 60, p. 36) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F a|f>dc>A F/F/F (F>A)|GG/G/ (g>f) dfga|fdcA (cd/e/) (f>c)|df c>A F/F/F F:|| A|F (f2.g) fdcA|g (b2.a) Tgfdf|c (f2.g) gdcA|BGcA F/F/F (F>A)| F (f2.g) fdcA|G(g2.a) Tg>fdg|fadf cfAf|c<A f>A F/F/F F:|]
LADY MELVILLE'S REEL. Scottish, Reel. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune is attributed to the famous Scottish fiddler-composer Niel Gow  (1727–1807), of Inver, Perthshire, in Rhode Island violin teacher and dance fiddler George Saunders 1847 tutor. If it is by Niel, it is very obscure. There was a "Lady Melville's Strathspey" published by Niel's son John Gow, who ran the London branch of the family publishing business, in Gow's collection of the newest and most favorite dances for the year 1823. It is a small volume of pianoforte settings, with only seven tunes.