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X:1 T:Sanny Spiers M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey C:A.M. Volti S:Kerr – Merry Melodies, vol. 4, No. 92 (c. 1880’s) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D2|:G<G G>B d>BG>B|d>gf>g e>dc>B|A<A A>B c>BA>G|1 F>AE>A F>DE>F:|2 F>DE>F G2B2||:e<e ^d>e B>eG>B|E>e^d>e g>eB>G|1 d>d ^c>d A>dF>A| D>d^c>d f>dA>F:|2 g>ab>a (3gag (3fgf|e>gf>e d>cB>A||

SANNY SPEIRS. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). G Major (‘A’ part) & E Minor (‘B’ part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB’. Composed by A.M. Volti, whose name may be a relative or perhaps another pseudonym for violinist and music teacher Carl Volti (1848-1919), whose original name was Archibald Milligan (1848-1919) who contributed a number of melodies to the Kerr collections. "A. Marurice Volti" was a violin teacher who worked at the same Glasgow address as Carl Volti, but the nature of their relationship, or whether the same person, is not known. Volti penned a number of melodies that were printed in the Kerr’s collections, but also issued music tutors and popular collections on his own. See also A.M. Volti's "East Kilbride" and "West Kilbride."

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Printed sources : - Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 4); No. 92, p. 12.

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