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X:1 % T:Osmond's Recovery M:C L:1/8 Q:"Slow" R:Strathspey B:Gow & Shepherd - Collection of entirely original strathspey, reels, marches, quicksteps etc. (1797, p. 3) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A ED|CA,CD ECA,E|AEcE ec AE|TB>AB>c d>cTB>A|[G2B2][G2B2][G2B2]TED| CA,CD ECA,E|A>BcE ecAE|B>AB>c d<cB>c|A2A2A2:| ed|cAcd ecAe|aec'e aecA|TB>AB>c d<cB>c|[G2B2][G2B2][G2B2] ed| cAcd ecAe|abc'e aecA|TB>AB>c Td<cB>c|A2A2A2 ed| cAcd ecAe|aec'e aecA|TB>AB>c d<cTB>A|[G2B2][G2B2][G2B2]ED| CA,CD ECA,E|ABcA ecAE|TB>AB>c d<cB>c|A2A2A2||

OSMOND'S RECOVERY. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune was published by the Edinburgh music publishing firm of Nathaniel Gow and William Shepherd in a volume entitled A Collection of Entirely Original Strathspey Reels, Marches, Quick Steps &c. (1797, p. 3), "by Ladies resident in a remote part of the Highlands of Scotland, as corrected by Nath. Gow." Unfortunately, the composers names are not given. The Leeds antiquarian Frank Kidson (1854–1926) penciled a note in his copy of the volume that the composers were, or included, “the Misses Whyte,” and modern researcher Charles Gore thinks “the Misses Whyte” may possibly be a Miss White and a Miss Brocky, of Morayshire, east Highlands.

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