Sir John Scott's Favorite

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X:1 T:Sir John Scott’s Favorite M:9/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Gow – 3rd Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels, 3rd ed., pp. 20-21 (orig. 1792) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A B|(a/b/c').a TB>AF FEF|(A/B/c).A BAF Td2f|ecA BAF {G}FEF|(A/B/c).A TB>AF A2:||f| ecA A>BA (f/g/a).f|ecA AcA TB2f|ecA A>BA (f/g/a).f|ecA B>TAF A2f| ecA AcA Tf>ga|ecA AcA TB2f|ecA ecA (f/g/a).f|ecA “tr”B>AF A3||



SIR JOHN SCOTT'S FAVORITE. AKA and see "Munster Rake (The)." Scottish (originally Irish), Slip Jig (9/8 time). A Major (Gow): G Major (Kennedy). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Gow): AABBCCDD (Kennedy). Peter Kennedy’s third and fourth strains are the two strains that the Gows printed in their two-part version of the tune. The tune is identified as “Irish” in Gow’s 3rd Collection (1792), and it is in fact a version of the Irish slip jig "Munster Rake (The)," itself a member of a large and varied tune family. Despite the Irish provenance, the Gow's saw fit to change the title to honor a Newcastle lawyer who rose to become Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, John Scott (1751-1838), 1st Earl of Eldon.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs vol. 4), 1796, No. 170, p. 64 Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 376. Gow (Third Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1792; pp. 20-21 (3rd ed.). Kennedy (Fiddler’s Tune-Book: Slip Jigs and Waltzes), 1999; No. 76, p. 18.

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