Annotation:Niel Gow's Recovery

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X:1 T:Niel Gow's Recovery M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey S:Gow & Shepherd single sheet c. 1804 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb E | (D/E/F) (.F.d) (d/c/B/A/) TB2|(G/A/B) TF>D ECCE|.D.F .F.d (d/c/B/A/) B>F | (G/A/B) TF>D DB,B,:| (f|d)fBf dBB(_a|g>)ef>d ecc(f| d)fBf dbb(_a|g>)ef>d dBB(f | d)fBf dBB(_a| g>)ef>d ecce|d<f c<d B<e Td>c|B>GTF>E DB,B,||

NIEL GOW'S RECOVERY. Scottish, Strathspey. C Major (Kerr): B Flat (Gow, Surenne). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): AAB (Gow): AABB' (Kerr). Composed by Biography:Niel Gow (1727-1807) and published on a sheet c. 1804. The first strain of this tune compares with "This is no my ain house," according to John Glen (1895). The strathspey was first published on a single sheet by Gow and Shepherd in 1804, accompanied by the Earl of Eglinton's "Lady Montgomery's Reel (1)," with the note: "Danced as a medley at the Queen's Assembly in George Street the 18th of January, 1804..."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cranford (The Cape Breton Scottish Collection), p. 27. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 100, p. 13. Laybourn (Köhler’s Violin Repository, Book 3), 1885; p. 260. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pp. 110-111.

Recorded sources : - Ron Gonella - "A Tribute to Niel Gow."

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