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X:1 % T:Miss Knowles M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Gow & Shepherd - Collection of entirely original strathspey, reels, marches, quicksteps etc. (1796, p. 16) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D g/4f/4e/|d2A TB2A|Bcd cde|d2A TB2A|e2E E2 g/4f/4e/| d2A ~B2A|Bcd cde|Bgf edc|~d3 d2:| |:dfa abc'|d'c'f afd|dfa ad'c'|b2e e2e/f/| dfa abc'|d'c'b agf|Tgfg ee'c'|d'2d d2:|]

MISS KNOWLES. Scottish, Jig. D 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. (1796, p. 16), "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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