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X:1 T:Mr. Murdoch's (Wellheads, Fochabers) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Walker - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, etc. (1866, p. 42) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion F: K:E B|~e2 eB GBB=d|cABG AF^DB|~(e2 e)B GBBa|gefd (e2e):| g|bgeg egbg|afdf dfaf|bgeg bgeg|afdf (e2eg)| bgeg egbg|afdf dfaf|gbaf gefd|ecBG E/E/E E||

MR. MURDOCH. Scottish, Reel. E Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. Composed by Alexander Walker in honor of Mr. Murdoch of Wellhead, Fochabers. There was a Mr. Murdoch who was a gardener for Gordon Castle, a mile from Fochabers, as was Alexander Walker a gardener for Newe Castle. Perhaps they had a collegial relationship, if this was the "Mr. Murdoch" the title references, however, the dates do not seem to quite match up. Murdoch is recorded having kept a weather journal in 1829, when Walker was aged 10, so Murdoch the gardener was at least 10 years and perhaps considerably older.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Walker (A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Marches, &c.), 1866; No. 122, p. 42.

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