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X:1 % T:St. John's Well M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey C:”by C. Bleaw” B:William Morrison - Collection of Highland music, consisting of B:strathspeys, reels, marches, waltzes & slow airs (c. 1813, p. 35) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Eb g>eBG E/E/E TE2{DE}|F>B,DF E/E/E TE2{DE}|g>eBG E/E/E TE2|F>B,{E}DB, E2E:| B>ed>f e<gf<(a|g>)ede (f/e/)d/c/ TB2|B>ed>f e<gf<a|ge (g/f/)e/d/ {f}e2 eB| B>ed>f e<gf<(a|g>)ede (f/e/)d/c/ Bc/d/|{d}e2 BG {=B}c2 AF|{=A}B2 AB,{D}E2E||



ST. JOHN'S WELL. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The composition is credited to "C. Bleaw" in William Morrison's c. 1813 volume. There are numerous 'St. John's Well's' in Scotland; it is a fairly common place-name. St. John's Well, Aberdeen, was so named because the Knights of St John of Jerusalem supposedly owned a croft near it; other St. John's Wells were named for springs.

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - William Morrison (Collection of Highland music, consisting of strathspeys, reels, marches, waltzes & slow airs), c. 1813; p. 35.

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