Mr. Garden's Welcome Home to Troup House
X:1 T:Mr. Garden’s Welcome Home to Troupe House M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Petrie – Second Collection of Strathspey Reels &c. (1796, p. 1) N:This tune directly follows “Mr. Garden of Troup’s Farwell to France.” N:”Humbly dedicated to Mrs. Garden of Troup by Robert N:Petrie at Kirkmichael.” F: http://ks.imslp.net/files/imglnks/usimg/5/57/IMSLP559819-PMLP901954-rob_petrie_second_collection_118402151.23.pdf Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F AB|cF3f3F d3Fc3F|A3f dcBA B2(G2G2)AB|cF3fF3 dF3cF3| Bcd2 Tc3B A2F2F2:|f2|(agf2) cf3 Af3cf3|Bf3Af3 g2(G2G2)g2| agf2 cf3 Af3cf3|d3f efge f2F2F2(fg)|(agf2) (cf3) Af3cf3| B3c dcBA B2(G2G2)cB|A3cf3a ga3fc3|d(f3Tc3B) A2F2F2||
MR. GARDEN’S WELCOME HOME TO TROUP HOUSE. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Kirkmichael, Perthshire, fiddler and composer Robert Petrie (1767-1830), and employee of the Garden family at Troup House. His Second Collection (1796), in which this tune appears in an honor position on the first page, was dedicated to Mrs. Troup. The tune follows "Mr. Garden of Troup's Farewell to France," a slow air or strathspey, probably meant to be played as a pair.