Annotation:Miss Nancy Donaldson Stewart's Strathspey

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X:1 T:Miss Nancy Donaldson Stewart’s Strathspey C:”By a Lady” M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey N:A charming strathspey of two five-measure strains. B: Six Favorite New Tunes, Four composed by John Bowie, Perth (c. 1789, p. 2) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F F3GA3F Ac3 Tc4|f3ga3f g3af2c2|Td3cd2f2 {cf}g6 fg| a3A g3G f3F d3D|c3C A3A, D4::D3EF3D E2^C2 C4|D2 DE F2FG A6 z2| Af3f3A GFGA {GB}A4|{FG}A2Ac {B}A2GF GFGA G2FG|A3A, E3^C D4:||

MISS NANCY DONALDSON STEWART'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Miss Nancy Donaldson Stewart's Strathspey" was printed in biography:John Bowie's single-sheet issue entitled Six Favorite New Tunes, printed around the year 1789. It was composed "By a Lady," who wished to remain anonymous. However, Bowie may be giving a clue to her identity as his own composition, "Lady Mary Ann Murray's Delight", has pride of place as the first tune in the issue.

The first two measures (only) are cognate with the Irish reel "Maurice Downey's."

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Printed sources : - John Bowie (Six Favorite New Tunes), c. 1789; p. 2.

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