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MISS LUCY CAMPBELL. AKA and see "Lucy Campbell (4)," "Pass of Kilicrankie (The)/Pass of Kelecrankie (The)." Scottish, Strathspey. D Major (Kerr, Skye): A Major (Glen). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Glen, Kerr): AABBCCDDEEFFGG (Skye). Composed by Neil Gow. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of the tune in print in Neil Stewart's 1761 collection (p. 51); a different variant is to be found in Kerr. Edinburgh bandleader and fiddler-composer Alexander "King" McGlashan printed it as "Pass of Kilicrankie (The)" in his 1780 collection. The tune has proved popular as both a strathspey (in Cape Breton as well as Scotland) and a popular reel (in Ireland), under the title “Lucy Campbell (1)/Lucy Campbell (2).”

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Glen (Glen Collection of Scottish Music), vol. 1, 1891; p. 2. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3), c. 1880's; No. 9, p. 4. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 36. Stewart (Collection of the Newest and Best Reels or Country Dances), 1761; p. 51.

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