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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.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 282. Gow (Fourth Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 2nd ed., originally 1800; p. 7. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 89, p. 12. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 69. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; p. 100.

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