Annotation:Mrs. Gregory's Strathspey

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X:1 % T:Mrs. Gregory's Strathspey M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Gow & Shepherd - Collection of entirely original strathspey, reels, marches, quicksteps etc. (1796, p. 10) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D D|F<AA>B A>B d<g|f<dg>e B2 B>d|F<AA>B A>B dB| A<FTE>F D2D:|f/g/|adfd d/e/f/g/ a2|B>B g>f e2 ef/g/| AdTfe d/e/f/g/ af| dB TA>F {F}A2 Af/g/|adTf>e d/e/f/g/ a2| B>B g>f e2 ef/g/|adTf>e dABd|Ad A/G/F/E/ {E}D2D||

MRS. GREGORY'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. 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., "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.

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