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X:1 T:Spell, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:Gow – 3rd Repository (1806) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:C ~C2 EG cGEC|~C2 EG FDB,G,|~C2 EG cGEC|ecGF E2C2:| g>age f>gfd|efec (B/c/d) G2|G2 GA Bcde|(f/g/a) gf e2 ce|g>age f>gfd| efec (B/c/d) G2|G2 GA Bcde|(f/g/a) gf {f}e2 dc||

SPELL, THE. AKA and see “Love in a Village (1).” Scottish, English; Reel. England, Northumberland. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Gow, Martin): AABB (Bremner). John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of tune in Robert Bremner's 1757 collection, but later included in a few other Scottish dance collections, including those of Niel Gow and Neil Stewart. It is one of the "missing tunes" from William Vickers 1770 Northumbrian dance tune manuscript.

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Printed sources : - Bremner (Scots Reels), 1757; p. 73. Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 398. Gow (Complete Repository, Part 3), 1806; p. 20. Martin (Taigh na Teud), 1990; p. 7. Neil Stewart (Collection of the Newest and Best Reels or Country Dances), 1775; p. 39.

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