LADY PEEL. Scottish, Strathspey ("Moderately Slow"). E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by William Marshall (1748-1833). Lady Peel, says Moyra Cowie (The Life and Times of William Marshall, 1999), was Lady Jane Lennox, who married Lawrence Peel, the brother of Sir Robert Peel, the British Prime Minister (who is remembered in the slang word for police officers-'peelers'). Jane was the daughter of the Duke of Richmond and Lady Charlotte Gordon, and this was the connection to Marshall, who as Steward of the Household to the Duke of Gordon knew Lady Charlotte intimately (see note for "Lady Charlotte Gordon").
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Printed sources: Marshall, Fiddlecase Edition, 1978; 1845 Collection, p. 33.