Reel of the Mearn's (The)

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X:1 T:Reel of the Mearn's, The C:William Christie (1778-1849) N:Christie was a dancing master, fiddler N:and composer from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. N:”A Favourite Set” M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Christie - Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, B:Waltzes &c. (Edinburgh, 1820, p. 8) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G B2|TG4 B3G T(B3A)A2g2|GG3B3G TA3GB3G|(Bcd2) TB3G T(B3A)A2a2|(efg2) Td3B {B}d4 d2:| g2|(efg2) (.d3.g) B3AA2a2|(efg2) Td3B ~d3e~g3a|.b.a.g.e g3d TB3AA2a2|(efg2) d3B {B}d2d2g2| (efg2) (.d3.g) B3AA2a2|(efg2) Td3B ~d3e~g3a|.b.a.g.e g3d TB3AA2a2|(efg2) Td3B G4G2|| D2|GB3TA3G [A,6E6]A2|TA3GTB3G Tc3GTB3G|(Bcd2) (.B2.G2) TE4 D3E|GB3A3B ~G4 D3E D2| GB3TA3G [A,6E6]A2|TA3GTB3G Tc3GTB3G|(Bcd2) (.B2.G2) TE4 D3E|GB3A3B G4G2|| |:B2|G3g ggg2 g3a Taaa2|bg3~g3a g3a {ga}b3g|bage g3d e2g2a2b2|Tg3eTd3B G4G2:| |:e2|g3bTa3g eee2 ~a4|ggg2 (b3g) Ta3gb3g|a3gb3g eee2 ~a4|gb3a3b ~g4d2:| |:e2|~g4 (.d3.g) BA3 ~a4 {ga}|g3dTd3B G4 G2:|]



REEL OF THE MEARNS, THE. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCDEEFF. "Reel of the Mearns" was composed by William Christie (1778-1849), a dancing master, postman, fiddler-composer and song collector from Cuminestown, Aberdeenshire. According to the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Mearns refers tothe eastern county of Scotland now officially known as Kincardineshire, lying between the rivers Dee and North Esk.


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Printed sources : - William Christie (Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, Waltzes &c.), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 8.






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