Mrs. Warden of Parkhill
X:1 T:Mrs. Warden of Parkhill C:Sir Archibald Dunbar of Northfield M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:James Taylor – A Collection of Strathspeys & Reels, together with a Set of Scots Quadrilles (Elgin, c. 1835, p. 3) N:”Most respectfully dedicated to Lady Dunbar of Northfield.” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G e2|dB3B2G2 E3GD2B,2|D3D EDCB, B,3A,A,2e2|dB3B2G2 E3GD2B,2|D3EG2A2 B3GG2:| e2|d3gB3g d3gB3|d3d edcB B3A A2e2|d3gB3 d3gB2G2|D3EG2A2 BG3G2e2| d3gB3g d3gB3g|d3d edcB B3AA2e2|d3gB2G2 E3GE3B,2|D3EG2A2 BG3G2||
MRS. WARDEN OF PARKHILL. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Poor Mrs. Warden goes unnamed, even in the Edinburgh notice of the birth of her daughter in 1830 where she is called "the lady of Robert Warden, of Parkhill." However, she is none other than Helen Dunbar, the eldest child and first daughter of the tune's composer Sir Archibald Dunbar, with his first wife, Helen Penrose Cumming of Altyre. Helen married Robert Warden of Parkhill, Stirlingshire, in 1814<Lachlan Shaw, The history of the province of Moray, 1823, p. 108</ref>.