Annotation:Lord Lewis Gordon's Reel

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X:1 T:Lord Lewis Gordon’s Reel M:C| L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Robert Ross – Choice Collection of Scots Reels or Country Dances B:& Strathspeys (Edinburgh, 1780, p. 34) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (g2|BG3) TB3G TB3A A(g3|BG3) TB3G TA3G TB3G|(Bcd2) BG3 TB3A Ag3||1 BG3 B3A B3G G2:||2 b2|e3g g3B Bd3 d2|| b2|eg3 d3g TB3A Ab3|eg3 Tg3B d3e g3a|bagf g3d TB3A Ab3|1 eg3 g3B (Bd3) d2:||2 g2|BG3 B3A B3G G2|| g2|gB3 dB3 gB3 a4|(gB3) dB3 gB3 d3e|bB3 dB3 gB3 a4|gB3 dB3 {A}G6e2| (gB3) dB3 gB3 a4|gB3 dB3 gg3 gb3|ae3 g3d eg3 ab3|eg3 Td3B {A}G6|| G(g3 g4) A(a3 a4)|bg3 g4 gg3 gb3|ae3 g3d eg3 ab3|eg3 Td3B {A}(G4 G2)|| A2|GGG2 B3G EE3 EA3|GG3 BG3 AG3 BG3|(Bcd2) A3G EE3 E3A|G3c B3A {A}(G4G2)|| G(g3g3a) ge3 ea3|gg3 bg3 ag3 bg3|ab3 ag3 ag3 ea3|g3(ab3a) Tg4d4|| (efg2) Bg3 A3G E(e3|gd3) de3 de3 gd3|(efg2) Bg3 TA3G E(g3|de3) Td3B {A}(G4G2)|]

LORD LEWIS GORDON('S REEL). Scottish, Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CDEFG (Ross): AABBCDEEFF (McGlashan). John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in Alexander McGlashan's 1780 Collection. Lord Lewis Gordon [1] was the third son of Alexander Gordon, 2nd Duke of Gordon, and one of Bonnie Prince Charlie's supporters. He was appointed a member of the Prince's council in Edinburgh as a result of his victories on the Stuart's behalf in the rising of 1745.

Lord Lewis Gordon (d. 1754)

Additional notes

Printed sources : - McGlashan (Collection of Strathspey Reels), vol. 3, 1786; p. 1. Robert Ross (Choice Collection of Scots Reels or Country Dances & Strathspeys), Edinburgh, 1780; p. 34.

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