Annotation:Lord John Scott Strathspey

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X:1 T:Lord John Scott Strathspey C:John Crerar (1750-1840) M:C| L:1/8 R:Strathspey N:A copy of Crerar's handwritten music manuscript of the tune is N:included in Eilidh Scammell's 2013 BA Thesis, "John Crerar, a N:Highland Perthshire fiddler 1750-1840" (p. 30) N:There are no indications of dotted rhythms or 'Scots snaps' in the N:manuscript, but they may have been meant to be added at will by N:Crerar, or as he heard it. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F D|Fc Ad cAAd|cAfd cA GF|CFAd Acag|fdcA (AG) F:| c|Afdf cfAe|Acag fdec|Af df cfAd|cA AF (AG) FG| Af df cf Ag|afga fddg|afgd fc Ag|fdfA AG2F||

LORD JOHN SCOTT STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Lord John Scott Strathspey" was composed by gamekeeper and fiddler-composer biography:John Crerar" for the youngest son of the 4th Duke Buccleuch. See also Crerar's tune for Scott's wife, Alica Ann Spottiswoode, "Lady John Scott to Binchat." She was a musician and songwriter who composed the song "Annie Laurie/Lawrie." Crerar researcher Eilidh Scammell believes Crerar composed the tunes when the pair visited wikipedia:John_Murray,_Duke_of_Atholl, Crerar's employer, and that they were probably among the last tunes he composed before his death, in 1840 when he was in his mid-80's.

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