Annotation:Wee Willie's Strathspey

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X:74 T:Wee Willie's Strathspey. WI.074 M:C L:1/8 Q:1/2=60 C:"composed by the author's son only 9 yrs of age" B:Wm Irwin, Folio MS, c1850. AGG's Transcription R:.Strathspey O:England Q:"Slowish" A:Lake District Z:vmp.Chris Partington.2005 K:G D<GG>A B<G G2|E<AA>G {G}F2(ED)|\ D<GG>A B<G G2|E>A (G/F/)(E/D/) {F}G2G,2:| D<GG>c Bc/d/ d>B|c>AB>G {G}F2ED|\ D<GG>c B(c/d/) (dg)|B>G B/A/G/F/ G2GD| GBde/f/ .g.f.e.d|cBAG {G}F2ED|\ (3GBG (3AcA (3Bcd (3efg|{a}(3gfe (3def g2 (3gab |]

WEE WILLIE'S STRATHSPEY. Scottish, Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Accoding to the note accompanying the strathspey, it was composed by the nine-year-old son of Annandale, Dumfries, fiddler-composer biography:James Porteous (1762-1847). Porteous is lightly regarded nowadays, but contributed a couple of lasting tunes to the repertory (see "Miss Rogerson's Strathspey AKA "South of the Grampians). The strathspey was entered into the c. 1850 music copybook of Lake District, Cumbria, musician William Irwin.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - William Irwin music manuscript collection (c. 1850, Lake District, Cumbria) [Offord].

Printed sources : - MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 102. John Offord (Bonny Cumberland), 2018; p. 43.

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