Annotation:Suttor's Daughter (The)

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X:1 T:Suttor’s Daughter, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Strathspey S:McGlashan – Strathspey Reels (1786) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A,|D<B, B,>A, D2 A,2|:D>EF>D F>EE>F|D<A, B,>A, D2 A,2|D>E FF F<F F2| E>DEF B3d|A>B A<F B<E E>F|D<A, B,>A, D2 A,2|B>AAF F>E E<F|D<A, B,>A, D2 A:| |:A|d>ef>d f>e e<f|d>AB>A d2 A2|d>eff f<f f2|e>def a3b|a>ba>f b<e e>f| d>AB>A d3B|A<F F>D F<E E<F|D<A, B,>A, B,/C/ D2 A,|d>ef>d f>e e<f| d>AB>A d2 A2|d>eff f<f f2|e>def b3d'|a>baf b<e e>f|d>AB>A d3B| A>FF>D F>E E<F|D<A, B,>A, D3 A,|B>AAF FEE>F|D<A, B,>A, D2 A2:|

SUTTOR'S DAUGHTER (Nithian a ghreish). AKA - "Sutor's Dochter, The. AKA and see "Wilt Thou be My Dearie," "Shoemaker's Daughter (1) (The)." Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Gow): AABB (McGlashan). “A very Old Tune,” notes Gow, who directs it be played “Slow, with expression.” ‘Suttor’ may be a variant of the Scots word souter, meaning a shoemaker. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest printing of this tune in Alexander McGlashan's 1786 collection. Gow remarks that "Wilt Thou be My Dearie" is derived from this set.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Carlin (Gow Collection), 1986; No. 198. Gow (The First Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1784 (revised 1801); p. 19. McGlashan (Collection of Strathspey Reels, vol. 3), 1786; p. 6. Petrie (Third Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1802; pp. 20-21.

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