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X:1 % T:Rob Roy's Cave (Loch Lomond) M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey Q:"Slowly" C:Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831) B:Gow – Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels (1822) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Emin ^d|e<E E>F ~G>AB^c|d>d (e/d/)(^c/B/) AF Dg/f/|e<E TE>F G>A Be/f/| (g/b/)(a/g/) (f/g/a/).b/ ge eg/f/|(e<E) ~E>F G>A B^c|d>d (e/d/)(^c/B/) (A/d/)A/F/ DB/A/| (G/F/E/).B/ (A/G/F/).c (B/A/G/).e/ (^d/^c/B/).a/|(g/e/)(B/b/) a/>f/b>f/ gee||e/f/|g>bf>a gee a/g/| fd AF (D/F/)A/d/ (F/A/)d/f/|(g>b) f>a gee (g/f/)|eE ~E>F G>A Be/f/|.g/(b/a/g/) .f/(a/g/f/) gee (a/g/)| f/(d/^c/).d/ (A/d/)(F/A/) (D/F/).A/.d/ f/g/a/f/|g/b/a/g/ f/a/g/f/ e/g/f/e/ ^d/e/f/d/|eE ~E>F ~G>A B||



ROB ROY’S CAVE (Loch Lomond). Scottish, Strathspey. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831). Rob Roy’s Cave is just North of Inversnaid on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, the largest body of freshwater in Britain. It was one of the hiding places of the outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor.

Scotland, Loch Lomond, Rob Roy's cave, 1827.


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Gow (Sixth Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1822; p. 17.

Recorded sources: -



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