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PEGGY'S LOVE. AKA and see "Lady Louisa Gordon," "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.