Mrs. Weymss of Cuttle Hill

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MRS. WEYME/WEMYSS OF CUTTLEHILL. Scottish, Slow Strathspey. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831). James Manson, editor of Hamilton's Universal Tune Book, vol. 2 (1853), says: "The modern song of “St. Patrick was a Gentleman” is sung to the above air." The person of the title was the wife of William Wemyss (pronounced ‘Weems’), laird of Cuttlehill, a namsion in Aberdour parish, Fife. Wemyss was a Deputy Lieutenant of the county.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 193. Gow (Third Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1792; p. 23 (3rd ed.). Manson (Hamilton's Universal Tune Book, vol. 2), 1853; p. 64.

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