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X:1 % T:Mrs. Capt. Campbell M:C L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:Gow & Shepherd - Collection of entirely original strathspey, reels, marches, quicksteps etc. (1796, p. 16) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D z2|a2 fa d2d2|agfe {e}~f4|a2 fa d2d2|edcB A4| a2 fa d2d2|agfe {e}f4{g}|f2 fa e2 ea|[F6d6]:| |:z2|dfdf afdf|e2e2 ~f4|dfdf afdf|e2e2 A4| dfdf afdf|e2e2 ~f4{g}|f2 fa e2 ea|d6:|]

MRS. CAPT. CAMPBELL. Scottish, Country Dance Tune (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune 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. (1796, p. 16), "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.

"Mrs. Capt. Campbell" was probably the wife of "Captain Campbell of Melford," who was the subject of another tune in the Gow & Shepherd volume.

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