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X:1 T:Sir James Baird's M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey S:Gow – 2nd Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels (1788) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G B/c/|d<G d>B Td2 GB/c/|d>d (e/d/)c/B/ cA AB/c/|dGB<g A<gG<g|d>B {c}BA/G/ DGG:|| e|Td>eg>a (g/a/b/a/) g2|gG {e}dc/B/ e<A e2|~d>e~g>a (g/a/b/a/) g2|dG {c}BA/G/ DGGe| ~d>e~g>a (g/a/b/a/) gd/c/|Bg {e}dc/B/ [DA>]B {d}cB/A/|BGdB dg/f/ ec|d>G {c}BA/G/ DGG||



SIR JAMES BAIRD’S (STRATHSPEY). Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. “Very old,” notes Gow in 1788. As the Gows indicate the tune predates them, the title may refer to Sir James Baird of Saughtonhall, 2nd Baronet, who died in May, 1715. The son of Sir Robert Baird, 1st Baronet of Saughtonhall, and Elizabeth Fleming, he became baronet in 1697 on the death of his father, in 1712 entailing the lands of Saughtonhall.

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Printed sources : - Gow (2nd Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1788; p. 3. Nathaniel Gow (The Beauties of Niel Gow), J. Sutherland (Edinburgh Repository of Music, vol. 1), c. 1816; p. 38.

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