Mrs. Gordon of Baird
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MRS. GORDON OF BAIRD. AKA and see "Miss Mary Gordon of Braid." Scottish, Jig. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB’. The melody was first published under the title "Miss Mary Gordon of Braid” and included in Nathaniel Gow’s A Collection of Entirely Original Strathspeys and Reels by Ladies Resident in a Remote Part of the Highlands (1798). See note for "Miss Mary Gordon of Braid" for more). Fiddler Dan R. MacDonald (1911–1976) made the first early recording from the Cape Breton tradition of the tune as “Mrs. Gordon of Baird.”
Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914–1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford].
Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald: A Collection of Fiddle Tunes), 1997; No. 197, p. 77.
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index