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X: 1 T: The NEW BRIDGE OF GLASGOW C: Printed for the first time.--T. Porteus. Q: "Strathspey." %R: strathspey B: W. Hamilton "Universal Tune-Book" Vol. 2 Glasgow 1846 p.171 #2 S: http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/itma.dl.printmaterial/book_pdfs/hamiltonvol2web.pdf Z: 2016 John Chambers <jc:trillian.mit.edu> M: C| L: 1/16 F:http://www.john-chambers.us/~jc/music/book/Hamilton/HUTB2/HUTB2-1846-V1.abc K: Gm % - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - D2 |\ G3AB3c AF3 F4 | G3AB3c dg3 g4 |\ f3dc2B2 ABcB A2F2 | G3AB3c dD3G2 :| G2 | G3gg3a f3gf2c2 | dg3g2d2 gaba g2d2 |\ dg3g3a f3gf2c2 | d2g2 bag^f g4 g2G2 | G3gg3a f3gf2c2 | dg3g3d gaba g2d2 |\ fa3df3 cf3 AF3 | G3AB3c d2D2G2 |] % - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -



NEW BRIG OF GLASGOW, THE.AKA - "New Bridge of Glasgow." AKA and see "Young Invercauld's Strathspey." Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Cole): AAB (Howe): AA'B (Gatherer). An anonymous tune commemorating the opening of a new bridge in Glasgow which was completed in 1768. According to John Glen's (1891) "Analytical Table" the earliest printing of a tune by the name "New Bridge of Glasgow" was in Joshua Campbell's A Collection of the Newest Reels and Minuets (1778, p. 24), which was a cheaper issue than his strathspey collections, the contents evidently not composed by Campbell but rather collected by him from other sources [needs verification]. The strathspey melody has also been attributed to fiddler-composer Robert Petrie, who printed it as "Young Invercauld's Strathspey" in his Fourth Collection of Strathspey Reels, Jiggsaround 1805. The mid-19th century Hamilton's Universal Tune Book proclaimed "New Bridge of Glasgow" was printed in that volume "for the first time"; clearly an erroneous statement.


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Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 125. Gatherer (Gatherer's Musical Museum), 1987; p. 35. Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 156. Manson (Hamilton's Universal Tune-Book, vol. 2), Glasgow, 1846; p. 171. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 165.

Recorded sources : - Folkways FW08847_203, Richard Carlin - "The Poppy Leaf: English Concertina Tunes" (1978).




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