Lord Dumfries's Bowling Green

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X:1 T:Lord Dumfries’s Bowling Green M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:John Riddell – Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets & c. for the Violin (c. 1782, p. 15) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C f|{f}edc c2c|(B/c/d/c/B) c2f|edc c2d|ecA A2f| edc c2c|(B/c/d/c/B) c2f|edc {c}B2c|dBG G2:| |:e|c2g (e/f/ge)|gec gec|c2g (e/f/ge)|aAA A2e| c2g (e/f/ge)|agf edc|B/c/dc TB2A|dBG G2:| |:B|cGE cGE|cGE c>de|cGE cGE|ecA A2{c}B| cGE cGE|cGE (c>de)|(B/c/dc) TB2A|dBG G2:| |:e|c>(d/e/f/ g)ec|afd gec|c>(d/e/f/ g)ec|aAA A2e| c>(d/e/f/ g)ec|agf edc|(B/c/dc) TB2A|dBG G2:|}



LORD DUMFRIES'S BOWLING GREEN. AKA and see "Dumfries Bowling Green." Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in John Riddell's 1782 second collection (p. 15). Although Riddell was a fiddler, the tune and variations seem arranged for the pipes. A bowling green was an essential feature for a fashionable estate.


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Printed sources : - John Riddell (Collection of Scots Reels, Minuets & c. for the Violin), c. 1782; p. 15.






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