X:1 T:Miss Forbes M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stewat-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C F|EGGc AcGc|EGGE FDDF|EGGc Bcdf|ecgc Gcc:| a|gcec gcfa|gcec Bdfa|gcac gcec|fdBg ecca| gcec gcfa|gcec dfBg|ecBc Gcec|fdgd ec~c||
MISS FORBES. AKA and see “Miss Horgan's.” Scottish, Reel. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Gow, Surenne): AAB (Athole): AABB' (Kerr). Attributed to “D.D.” (Daniel Dow?) by Gow in the 4th Collection. The name Forbes is derived from the Gaelic term forb-ais, meaning ‘at the land’. The clan’s original holdings were in Aberdeenshire, on the banks of the river Don.