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X:1 % T:Miss Caley M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air Q:”Plaintive” B:Gow & Shepherd - Collection of entirely original strathspey, reels, marches, quicksteps etc. (1796, p. 5) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A [E2A2c2] TB>ABc|A,2 [C2A2][C2A2]|[A2c2e2] e>dcd|E,2 [E2G2B2][E2G2B2]| [E2A2c2] TB>ABc|A,2 [C2A2][C2A2]|{d}[A2c2][G2B2][C2A2]:| [c2e2a2] aece|E,2[G2B2][G2B2]|[c2e2a2] afc^d|e2 EDCB,| [c2e2a2] aece|E,2[G2B2][G2B2]|[A2c2][G2B2][C2A2]|[c2e2a2] aece|E,2[G2B2][G2B2]| [c2e2a2] aece|[B2d2] bgTed|[A2c2][G2B2][C2A2]||



MISS CALEY. Scottish, Air (3/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune was published by the Edinburgh music publishing firm of Nathaniel Gow and William Shepherd in a volume entitled A Collection of Entirely Original Strathspey Reels, Marches, Quick Steps &c. (1796, p. 5), "by Ladies resident in a remote part of the Highlands of Scotland, as corrected by Nath. Gow." Unfortunately, the composers names are not given. The Leeds antiquarian Frank Kidson (1854–1926) penciled a note in his copy of the volume that the composers were, or included, “the Misses Whyte,” and modern researcher Charles Gore thinks “the Misses Whyte” may possibly be a Miss White and a Miss Brocky, of Morayshire, east Highlands.

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