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X:1 % T:Mrs. Johnson M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Gow & Shepherd - Collection of entirely original strathspey, reels, marches, quicksteps etc. (1796, p. 8) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:F A/B/|cAf cAf|cAF TF2 A/B/|cAf cBA|BGG TG2 A/B/| cAf cAf|cAF TF2 C|DFB AFC|DFF F2:| f/g/|afd cfg|aff Tf2 f/g/|afd cfa|bgg Tg2 f/g/| afd cga|bag agf|fed cAf|cAF TF2 f/g/| afd cfg|aff Tf2 f/g/|afd cga|bgg Tg2 g/a/| bag agf|fed cBA|CFA TG>FG|AFF F2||

MRS. JOHNSON. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). F 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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