Miss Maxwell’s Fancy

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MISS MAXWELL’S FANCY. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB’. “Miss Maxwell’s Fancy” was printed in John and Andrew Gow’s A Collection of Slow Airs, Strathspeys and Reels (London, c. 1795). Andrew (1760-1803) and younger brother John (1764-1826) established a publishing business in London in 1788 and were the English distributors for the Gow family musical publications. An Edinburgh publishing partner of brother Nathaniel Gow, William Shepherd, also wrote a tune in honor of Miss Maxwell.

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - John Gow (A Favorite Collection of Slow Airs, Strathspeys and Reels), London, c. 1804; p. 14. S. Johnson (A Twenty Year Anniversary Collection), 2003; p. 26.

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