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X:1 T:Smolanach M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stewart-Robertson – The Athole Collection (1884) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A f|eAcA eA c2|fBBc fBBa|eAcA eAca|cAAB cAA:| a|fefa fecd|fBBc FBBa|1 fefa feca|cAAB cAA:|2 fefa eaca|cAAB cAA||

SMOLANACH. AKA - "When I was a Maiden." Scottish, Reel (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Kerr): AABB' (Athole). The reel was first published by piper William Gunn in his Caledonian Repository of Music (1848) under the title "When I was a Maiden," by which it was recorded by Cape Breton's expatriates the Five MacDonald Fiddlers and guitarist Dave MacIsaac.

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Printed sources : - Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 3), c. 1880’s; No. 114, p. 14. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 25.

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