Mr. Anderson's Strathspey
X:1 T:Mr. Anderson's Strathspey C:R. Petrie S:Petrie's Second Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances &c. Z:Steve Wyrick <sjwyrick'at'astound'dot'net>, 6/11/04 N:Petrie's Second Collection, page 23 L:1/8 M:C R:Strathspey K:D E|DAFA d/c/B/A/ FD|=C<CTE>D C2CE |DAFA d/c/B/A/ FD|E<E e>c d2d :| f|d<df>d g>ef>d|eeed =c2ce|d<df>d g>ef<d|e<ea>f d2(df)| d<df>d g>ef>d|e<ee>d =c2(cg)|f<ae<f d<fB<d|E<Ee>c d2d |]
MR. ANDERSON'S STRATHSPEY. AKA and see "Grey Daylight." Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune is said by some to have been reworked by William Marshall into his famous melody "Craigellachie Bridge" which he composed sometime around 1812-1815. The first strains are very similar, though John Glen (1895) for one does not believe him guilty of musical plagiarism. "Mr. Anderson's Strathspey" was published by Kirkmichael, Perthshire, fiddler and composer Robert Petrie in his Second Collection (1796, p. 23), and reappeared four years later as "Grey Daylight" in a collection by the Perthshire publisher John Anderson.