My Lord Seaforth's Scotch Measure

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MY LORD SEAFORTH'S SCOTCH MEASURE. English, Scottish; Scotch Measure (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody was published in 1700 in London by Henry Playford in his collection of Scottish dance tunes, a volume that marked the first appearance in print of the term 'Scotch Measure'. Although the form has fallen into disuse in modern times, a Scotch Measure was a reel-like tune that alternated measures of eight notes with a measure of quarter notes, the later grouped together on three strong beats.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Playford (A Collection of Original Scotch-Tunes, (Full of the B:Highland Humours) for the violin), London, 1700; No. 10, pp. 4-5.

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