Miss Smyth of Metheven (2)

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X:1 % T:Miss Smyth of Metheven [2] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:Gow & Shepherd - Collection of entirely original strathspey, reels, marches, quicksteps etc. (1796, p. 13) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C Gc Tcd/e/|f/e/d/c/ B/c/d/B/|Gc Tce/g/|f/e/d/c/ g2| a/b/c'/b/ a/g/f/e/|f/e/d/c/ B/c/d/B/|Gc e>g|(g/f/).d/.B/ c2:| |:egc'>g|a/g/f/e/ d>f|egTa>b|c'/b/a/g/ c'2| (a/b/c'/)b/ a/g/f/e/|f/e/d/c/ B/c/d/B/|Gceg|(g/f/).d/.B/ c2:|]



MISS SMYTH OF METHEVEN [2]. Scottish, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune (as "Mr. Macbean of Roaring Rivie's Strathspey") 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., "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.

See note for "Miss Smyth of Methven’s Reel (1)" for more.

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