Mrs. Farquhar's Reel

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X:1 T:Mrs. Farquhar's Reel C:John Christie N:John was brother to William Christie (1778-1849), dancing master N:and fiddler-composer of Cuminestown, Aberdeehshire. M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 35) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F A|~F2 (.C.F) AFcA|G2 (.D.G) EGEC|~F2 (.C.F) AFAc|{c}T(BA)GA F2F:| A|{A}c2 Tc>B A2 Ac|(c<d)fd {d}c2 cB|{B}A2 AG ~F2 FA|(GB).G.E {E}F2 FA| {AB}c2 {d}Tc>B A2 Ac|(c<d)fd {d}c2 Tc>B|(AB) cB AFGE|DFEG {G}F2F|| |:B|{B}TA2 .F.A cAcA|~G2 .E.G (BG).B.G|{B}A2 .F.A (cA).c.A|{c}TBAGA {G}F2F:| B|A<c-c>B A>(cde)|fcdB AcAF|A<c-Tc>B (Ac).d.e|(fd).=B.d {d}c2 cf| (ef).g.f (ed).e.c|(de).f.d {d}T(c=B)cA|.B.f.d.B .A.c.A.F|(D<G)TG>E {E}F2 F||



MRS. FARQUHAR'S REEL. Scottish, Reel (whole time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABCCD. Composed by John Christie, brother of dancing master, fiddler-composer and postmaster William Christie (1778-1849), as a companion piece to the latter's "Mrs. Farquhar's Strathspey." See also note for another of John's compositions, "William's Love" for a bit more on the brothers.


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Printed sources : - William Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 35.






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