Miss Gordon of Braid

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X:1 % T:Miss Gordon of Braid M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Gow & Shepherd - Collection of entirely original strathspey, reels, marches, quicksteps etc. (1796, p. 14) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F c|A2c cfa|B2d dgb|c2A cAF|EGG G2c| A2c cfa|B2d dgb|a2f gec|~f3 f2:| |:c'|a2f Tf>ef|g2c cdc|a2f c'af|egg g2c'| |1 a2f Tf>ef|g2c cde|f2a gec|~f3 f2:| |2 a2f c'af|g2c bge|f2a gec|~f3 f2||



MISS GORDON OF BRAID. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. The jig 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., "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. See also another tune in the collection for a family member, "Miss Mary Gordon of Braid."

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