Miss Amelia Mary Duff of Muirtown's Strathspey

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X:1 % T:Miss Amelia Mary Duff of Muirtown's Strathspey M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey C:William Morrison B:William Morrison - Collection of Highland music, consisting of B:strathspeys, reels, marches, waltzes & slow airs (c. 1813, p. 19) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb F|B<gf<d {d}c>BAB|G>AB>c d/c/B/A/ GA|BgfB (AB) {G}FD| EF (G/F/)E/D/ F(BB)F|B<gfd {d}Tc>BAB|G>AB>c d/c/B/A/ GA| B<gA>c {c}B>G F<D|EF (G/F/)E/D/ FBB||f|{f}gfed {a}b>ag>f| {f}gc (e/d/)c/B/ A(cc)e|dfed cgfF|GB G/F/E/D/ FB B(f| g>)fed b>aTg>f|gc e/d/c/B/ Acce|d<fe<g f>de>c|d>B G/F/E/D/ F(BB)||



MISS AMELIA MARY DUFF OF MUIRTOWN'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by William Morrison (c. 1770-1825). Amelia Mary Duff was the daughter of Major H.R. Duff and his wife, Sarah Louisa Forbes. The Book of the Duffs, vol. 2 records that Emilia [sic] Mary Davidson [Duff], was born at Muirtown, Jaimary 24, 1802, and married, in 1824, her cousin Alexander Warrand, M.D., of the 7th Madras Light Infantry, third son of Thomas Warrand of Lenlran, and had by him two sons and two daughters. Elizabeth Grant of Rothiemurchus wrote in Memoirs of a Highland Lady that at the Northern Meeting of 1814 (a formal ball) "the two Miss Duffs of Muirtown, tall graceful girls, with a pensive air that makes them very attractive, were, I thought, the beauties of the room." They can only be the eldest Duff daughters, Amelia and her older sister Sarah, although they were quite young at the time: Amelia was twelve, and Sarah was fourteen.

See note for "Mr. H.R. Duff's Favorite" for more on the family.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - William Morrison (Collection of Highland music, consisting of strathspeys, reels, marches, waltzes & slow airs), c. 1813; p. 19.

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