Trip to St. Andrews (A)

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X:1 % T:Trip to St. Andrews, A M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Gow & Shepherd - Collection of entirely original strathspey, reels, marches, quicksteps etc. (1797, p. 4) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A A2A Ace|{fga}agf ecA|A2A Ace|BGE ECA,| A2A Ace|{fga}agf ecA|dfd ecA|EBG !fermata!A3!fine!:| e2a ac'a|bd'b bge|e2 a ac'a|d'bg !fermata!a3| e2a ac'a|bd'b bge|bd'b c'e'c'|d'bg !fermata!a2!D.C.!||

TRIP TO ST. ANDREWS, A. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABA. The jig was published by the Edinburgh music publishing firm of Nathaniel Gow and William Shepherd in a volume entitled A Collection of Entirely Original Strathspey Reels, Marches, Quick Steps &c. (1797, p. 4), "by Ladies resident in a remote part of the Highlands of Scotland, as corrected by Nath. Gow." Unfortunately, the composers names are not given. The Leeds antiquarian Frank Kidson (1854–1926) penciled a note in his copy of the volume that the composers were, or included, “the Misses Whyte,” and modern researcher Charles Gore thinks “the Misses Whyte” may possibly be a Miss White and a Miss Brocky, of Morayshire, east Highlands.

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