Niven's Scots Measure

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NIVEN'S SCOTS MEASURE. AKA - "Mary's Dream." Scottish, Reel (cut time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears to be unique to Glasgow publisher James Aird's Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 (1788). The alternate title, "Mary's Dream," usually refers to a very popular major-mode air from the same period, for which see "Mary's Dream (1)." That tune was also printed by Aird in his Selection, vol. 5.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3), Glasgow, 1788; No. 180, p. 185.

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