Lassie of Gowrie (The)

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X:51 T:Lassie of Gowie B:American Veteran Fifer #51 S:Donated by John Benjamin, Fifer, Royal Oak, Mich. M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:1/8=300 K:D t=8 |: D | DFA AFA | BdB AFA | DFA AGF | GFG E2E | DFA AFA | BdB AFA | Bcd ece | d2- dz2 :| |: f | fdf fdf | ecA A2f | fdf fdf | geg a2g | fdf fdf | ecA AFA | Bcd ece | d2- dz2 :|



LASSIE OF GOWRIE, THE. AKA and see "Paddy O’Flynn," "Wicklow's March (The)," "Nolan the Soldier," "Miners of Wicklow (The)." American, March (6/8 version). USA, southwestern Pa. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Bayard's (1981) fifer source was familiar with the duple time Scots piece called "Lass o' Gowrie (1)," but said this was the "old way" of playing the piece, though they actually have little in common. As "Wicklow's March" the tune appears in the 1777 music manuscript collection of American fifer Giles Gibbs.

Additional notes

Sources for notated version: - Hiram Horner (fifer from Westmoreland and Fayette Counties, Pa., 1944; Bayard indicates it was learned from Scottish army fifer Dick Gibson) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 540, pp. 480-1. Hopkins (American Veteran Fifer), 1927; No. 51.

Recorded sources: -



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