Annotation:Miss Balcarres Lindsay’s Favourite

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X:1 T:Miss Balcarres Lindsay’s Favourite M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Country dance C:William Shepherd B:Shepherd -- A Collection of Strathspey Reels (1793, p. 6) K:D A|Td>e fg|{fg}a>f dA|[GB][GB] e/f/g/e/|d>c BA| Td>e fg|{fg}af dA|Bg {f}ed/c/|~d2 D:| A/G/|F>GAA|F>GAA|[GB][GB] e/f/g/e/|d>c BA| F>GAA|F>GAA|1 B>g f/d/e/c/|~d2D:|2 B>g f/e/d/c/|{c}~d2D||

MISS BALCARRES LINDSAY'S FAVOURITE. Scottish, Country Dance (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Composed by Biography:William Shepherd (c. 1760-1812), perhaps for one of the daughters of British Army general Alexander Lindsay, 6th Earl of Balcarres (1752-1825) and his wife, Elizabeth Dalrymple (1759-1816). In addition to four sons, the couple had two daughers, Lady Elizabeth Lindsay (1781-1825) and Lady Anne Lindsay (1787-1846). Elizabeth would have been aged 12 and Anne aged six at the time Shepherd published his tunes, although it was not unknown for fiddler-composers to name tunes for the younger children of those whom they were seeking patronage from. British Army general (1752-1825)

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Printed sources : - Shepherd (A Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1793; p. 6.

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