Master Fox Maule's Birthday
X:1 T:Master Fox Maule's Birthday M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey C:Robert Petrie (1767-1839) B:Robert Petrie – Third Collection of Strathspey Reels (1802, p. 4) N:Dedicated to Francis Garden Esq. Junior of Troup by N:Robert Petrie at Kirkmichael. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C f2|ec3GE3 Tc4 c2f2|e2c2 efge fd3df3|e2c2G2E2 C3EGE3| F3AGE3 G2c2 Tc2:|ef|g3cec3 G3cec3|f2d2e2c2 B2(d2d2)ef| Gc3ec3 G3cec3|fedc Bagf e2(c2c2)ef|g3ca3c g3ce3c| F3de3c B2(d2d2)ed|ce3df3 eg3fa3|g3fe3d e2c2 c2||
MASTER FOX MAULE'S BIRTHDAY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by fiddler-composer Robert Petrie (1767-1830) of Kirkmichael, Perthshire. According to Mr. Troup (he dedicated his Third Collection to Francis Troup), this strathspey was among his best compositions. The title honors the infant Fox Maule-Ramsay, 11th Earl of Dalhousie (1801-1874), the eldest son of Scottish landowner and politician William Maule, 1st Baron Panmure, and a grandson of George Ramsay, 8th Earl of Dalhousie. He was christened Fox as a compliment to Charles James Fox, the great Whig.