River Tay (The)
X:1 T:River Tay, The C:John Clark M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:John Clark – A Collection of New Strathspey Reels & Country Dances (1795, p. 5) B: http://hms.scot/fiddle/copy/4/ N:”Dedicated to the Musical Society of Perth” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A e2e c2e|d2f B2d|c2A (AB).c|BGE E3| e2e c2e|d2 f B2d|c2A BAG|A3 A3:| A,B,A, CA,C|E2A ABc|BA=G GFG|DB,=G, G,2B,| A,B,A, CA,C|E2A ABc|BAG GFG|A3 A3| A,B,A, CA,C|E2A ABc|BA=G GFG|DB,G, G,2B,| AcA BdB|cec def|ecA dBG|AEC A,3||
RIVER TAY, THE. Scottish, Reel (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "River Tay" is a reel from the sole publication of fiddler-composer John Clark, who dedicated his volume to the Musical Society of Perth. Unfortunately, there is no further information to be had on Clark (John Glen and David Baptie are silent).
The River Tay is the longest river in Scotland, and flows through Perth and Dundee on its way to the Firth of Tay.