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X:1 T:Recovery [2], The M:C L:1/8 Q:"Slow" R:Strathspey S:MacDonald – 2nd Collection of Strathspey Reels (1789) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A c | TA,>B,T C>D E>FEC |TA>CE>C EAAc | TA,>B,TC>D TE>FEC | B,c (d/c/B/A/) G<BBc | TA,>B,TC>D EFEC | A,>CEC E<A Ac/d/| ecAE FdTf>e | ~d>cBA GBB || c | A<A c>A e>Ac>A |E>AcA (f/e/d/c/) Bc|A<A c>A e<A c>A |Tf>A (F/E/D/C/) A,BBc | A<A c>A e>AcA | E>AcA (f/e/d/c/) Bc | A>cAE F>AFD | {F}E>D {D}CB, A,AA ||

RECOVERY [2], THE. AKA and see "Madam Frederick." Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). A Major (most versions): D Major (Kerr). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody appears in fiddler-composer Malcolm MacDonald’s 2nd Collection, dedicated to the Earl of Breadalbane. It is however, probably a composition by biography:William Marshall, to whom MacDonald gave no credit. The strathspey (as "The Recovery") was printed fifteen years later by John Gow in his A Favorite Collection of Slow Airs, Strathspeys and Reels (London, c. 1804, p. 3), and it also appears under the "Recovery" title in a small volume printed in Dublin by Edmund Lee entitled Mrs. Parker's Selection of Scotch Tunes, Strathspey and Reels (no date), which appears to be a reprint of a portion of the Gow volume. The tune was later known as "Madam(e) Frederick" after a celebrated stage dancer.

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Printed sources : - John Gow (A Favorite Collection of Slow Airs, Strathspeys and Reels), London, c. 1804; p. 10. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; Set 17, No. 3, p. 11. Edmund Lee (Mrs. Parker’s Selection of Scotch Tunes, Strathspeys and Reels), Dublin, n.d.; p. 3 (early 19th century). MacDonald (A Second Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1789; p. 3.

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