Miss H. Wauchope’s Favorite

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MISS H. WAUCHOPE'S FAVORITE. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. There was a Miss H. (Helen) Wauchope, second daughter of Captain Andrew Wauchope Esq., laird of Niddry Marischal, who had married, in 1776, a sister of General Sir David Baird, and had, with six daughters, five sons. Captain Wauchope was a veteran Jacobite who as a boy had met Prince Charles Edward Stuart before Culloden.

Helen married John Spottiswoode Esq. at Niddry, Dumfriesshire, in 1809. Their daughter, Alicia Anne Spottiswoode, married Lord John Douglas Scott in 1836, and became famous as Lady John Scott, who composed words and music to a number of famous Scottish popular songs, including "Katherine Logie", "Shame on ye, Gallants!", "Ettrick," and "Lammermoor."

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Printed sources: Shepherd (2nd Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1800.

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