Mrs. Brodie of Brodie's Strathspey
X:1 T:Mrs. Brodie of Brodie's Strathspey C:James Taylor M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:James Taylor – A Collection of Strathspeys & Reels, together B:with a Set of Scots Quadrilles (Elgin, c. 1835, p. 6) N:”Most respectfully dedicated to Lady Dunbar of Northfield.” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb F2|B,F3DF3 B,2F2 B3g|f3d edcB c3GG2c2|B,3FD3F B,3F B2b2|gfed edcB F2B2B2:| g2|fd3d2g2 f3dd2b2|f3d edcB d3cc2d2|fd3d2g2 f3dd2B2|B,3FB3c dB3B2g2| f3d2g2 f2dd2b2|f3d edcB 3cc2d2|B,3F D3F B,3F B3b|gfed edcB FB3B2||
MRS. BRODIE OF BRODIE'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Mrs. Brodie of Brodie's Strathspey" was composed by Elgin dance and music teacher James Taylor, who also composed "Mr. Brodie of Brodie's Reel." At the time of publication of Taylor's first volume, c. 1835, William Brodie of Brodie Castle in Morayshire, who inherited on the death of his grandfather, James Brodie (his father died earlier). He engaged the architect William Burn to enlarge Brodie Castle. However, William did not marry until 1838, so Taylor's "Mrs. Brodie" was not his wife. Speculatively, "Mrs. Brodie" may have been William Brodie's mother, Anne, daughter of Colonel Storey (although I can find no dates for her).