Skene of Skene
X:1 T:Skene of Skene M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey S:Glen Collection, vol. 1 (1891) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D2|DG3 G3E c3AB3G|GB3 B3G FA3 A3B|D3GB3G c3AB3G|D3GF3A B2G2G2:| |:d2|g3dB3g dg3Bg3|gd3Bg3 AAA2 c2e2|g3d Bg3 d3e dB3|cBAG F3A B2G2G2:|
SKENE OF SKENE. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune's composition is attributed to "G.S." in the Charles Duff collection of c. 1790. George Skene (1749-1825) of Skene, Aberdeen and Careston, Angus, was educated for the bar but never practiced. Rather, he served in the army as a captain for some years and afterwards was elected as MP for the county of Aberdeen for one term. He was an ardent Whig and a supporter of Fox. Unfortunately, for he was said to have been a mannered and able public servant, he was a dissolute and never married.