Annotation:Mrs. Stewart of Allanbank’s

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X:1 T:Mrs. Stewart of Allanbank’s M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey Q:"Slowish" B:Gow – 2nd Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels, 3rd ed., p.21 (orig. 1788) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A C|(A,EA).c (d/c/)B/A/ GA|(B/c/d) (c/d/e) BB,TB,>C|TA,3c (d/c/)B/A/ GA| (B/c/d) Tc>B AA,A,:||:E|TFEAE TFEFC|DFTEC B,(BB)E| TFEAE TFEFD|(CD)TB,>C A,AA:||:d|T(c>de)A (GA)(FA)| (CED).C B,(BB)d|T(c>de)A (fA)eA|(dc)TBA EAA:| |:c|(A>ce)g (ag)Tfe|(dc)TBA GBTB>c|1 (Aa)(ga) eaca| Ba (g/a/b) aAA:|2 T(BA)GF (ED)CB,|CA,d>B cAA||

MRS. STEWART OF ALLANBANK’S. Scottish, Strathspey. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD’. Allanbank is in Berwickshire. Mrs Stewart was perhaps the wife of Sir John Stewart (1714-1796) 3rd Bart. of Allanbank or John Stewart (1754-1817) 4th Bart. of Allanbank, (and the mother of “Miss Stewart of Allanbank”). If wife of the former, she was Margaret Agnes Smith (c. 1729-1807), and if the latter, Frances Coutts (c. 1809). See also cognate tunes in William Vickers' "<incipit title="load:Mrs." width=850 link="'s Hornpipe">Shautley's Hornpipe</incipit>" (Northumberland, 1770) and "Lady Charlotte Leveson Gower's Reel" (William Boag, c. 1797).

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Printed sources : - Gow (Second Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1788; p. 21 (3rd ed.).

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