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X:1 T:Peggy’s Love M:C| L:1/8 R: S:The Buttery Manuscript (c. 1784-1820, No. 561) N:John Buttery (1784-1854) joined the 34th Regiment in Lincoln, N:Lincolnshire, England, in 1797 and served as a fifer until discharged in N:1814. His large ms. contains marches, duty calls, dance tunes and airs. N:EASMES identifies this as the Fife MS. and suggests a date of 1780, see N: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D D>GG>A B>AB>A|E>AA>B c3d|e>gd>B (AGAB)|D>GF>A G2G2:| |:G>DG>B G>AG>B|G>DG>B A3B|G>ED>B, (GABA)|G>ED>B, G2G2:|]

PEGGY'S LOVE. AKA and see "Lady Louisa Gordon," "Little Peggy's Love (2)," "Miss Farquharson of Invercauld's Strathspey (1)," "Miss McLeod’s Favorite." English, Scottish (originally); Country Dance (2/4 time). The tune appears under the "Peggy's Love" title in dancing master Thomas Wilson's Companion to the Ball Room (London, 1816), in a country dance version of the strathspey originally composed by fiddler-composer William Marshall, who called it "Lady Louisa Gordon." Wilson identified its provenance as "Scotch". It was also entered as "Peggy's Love" into the large music manuscript collection of John Buttery, a fifer with the 37th Regiment (the ms. is also referred to as the John Fife Manuscript), who began his collection at the very end of the 18th century.

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Printed sources : - Wilson (Companion to the Ball Room), 1816; p. 54.

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