Annotation:Miller's Wedding (1) (The)

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MILLER'S WEDDING [1], THE. AKA and see "Miller's Daughter (1) (The)," "My Dear Durst I but Mow You." Scottish, Strathspey. D Mixolydian. ADae or Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Alburger): AABBCCDDEE (Johnson). Composed by Robert Bremner (c. 1713-89), and noted in scordatura form in his collection, where it was first printed (p. 41). It originally had rude or bawdy words attached to it. The tune (actually strains one and four) later used by Robert Burns for his song "Comin' Through the Rye." See also note for "Annotation:Auld Lang Syne."

Source for notated version: Bremner's Scots Reels (c. 1765), p. 41 [Johnson].

Printed sources: Alburger (Scottish Fiddlers and Their Music), 1983; Ex. 30, p. 54 (strains one and two only). Cumming (Collection of Strathspey or Old Highland Reels), 1780; No. 53, p. 17. Johnson (Scottish Fiddle Music in the 18th Century), 1984; No. 50, pp. 114-115.

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