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X:1 T:Sir John Malcolm M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Aird - Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and B:Foreign Airs, vol. II (1785) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D d | A>Bde fdef | AA/A/ AF A2 Ad | A>Bde fdef | B/B/B dA B2B :| b | a>baf e>def | TA2 A>F A2 Af | a>baf Tedef | B/B/B dA B2 Bb | abfa Te>def | TA2 AF A2 Ad | ABde fdef | dBdA B2B ||

SIR JOHN MALCOLM. AKA and see “Munlochy Bridge.” Scottish, Reel or Strathspey. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of the tune in print in Robert Bremner's 1757 collection. “Munlochy Bridge,” from piper William Ross’s 1885 collection, is a similar melody, particularly the first strain which is similar to the second strain of "Munlochy Bridge." The title does not refer to the famous author and Major-General, Sir John Malcolm, whose dates are too old (1769-1833).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. II), 1785; No. 195, p. 73. Bremner (Scots Reels), c. 1757; p. 96. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 4), c. 1880’s; No. 54, p. 8. Laybourn (Violin Repository vol. 2), 1881-1885; p. 110.

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