Annotation:Mrs. McLeod of Colbeck’s Strathspey

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X:1 T:Mrs. McLeod of Colbeck’s Strathspey M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Slow" R:Strathspey S:MacDonald – 3rd Collection of Strathspey Reels (c. 1792) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amin A>BA>G TE>DE>^F | G>Bd>B G2 (GB) | c>AB>G TA>GEG | c>d (c/B/)(A/G/) (A2 A)B :| c>de>f g>ed>c | B>c (d/c/)(B/A/) (A>G)GB | c>de>^f Tg>agf | e>dTc>B (A2A)g | a>ge>a g>ed>c | (B/d/)(c/e/) (d/c/)(B/A/) (AG)GB | A>cB>^G A>FE>C | D>F (E/D/)(C/B,/) A,2A,2 ||

MRS. McLEOD OF COLBECK’S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey (cut time). A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody appears in the 3rd collection of biography:Malcolm MacDonald of Dunkeld, a volume dediated to Miss Drummond of Perth. MacDonald's title probably refers to Jane MacLeod of Colbeck, who in 1782 married her first cousin, John MacLeod (Jr.) of Colbeck, Colonel of the MacLeod Fencibles. The MacLeod family made their fortune as planters in Jamaica, where their estate was named Colbecks.

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Printed sources : - MacDonald (A Third Collection of Strathspey Reels), c. 1792; p. 10.

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