Miss Margaret Dunbar's Strathspey
X:1 T:Miss Margaret Dunbar’s Strathspey C:Sir Archibald Dunbar of Northfield M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:James Taylor – A Collection of Strathspeys & Reels, together with a Set of Scots Quadrilles (Elgin, c. 1835, p. 4) N:”Most respectfully dedicated to Lady Dunbar of Northfield.” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A,2|D3A BAGF F3EE2F2|D3AF2A2 D3AF3A|D3A BAGF F3EE2F2|D3B,B,2A,2 D4 D2:| f2|d3f defd e3dB2e2|d3fe3f d3fB3d|A3d BAGF F3EE2F2|D2B,2B,2A,2 D4 D2f2| d3f defd e3dB2e2|d3fe3f d3fB3d|A3d BAGF F3EE2F2|A3AB2A2 d4 d2||
MISS MARGARET DUNBAR'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Miss Margaret Dunbar's Strathspey" was composed by Sir Archibald Dunbar, 2nd Baronet of Northfield, in honor of his daughter Margaret Alice Dunbar (d. 1908) by his 2nd wife, Mary Brander. Margaret married banker William A. Stables of Nairn in 1856.
See also Sir Archibald's "Miss Dunbar's Strathspey."