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X:1 T:Young King, The M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe C:J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927) S:Skinner – Harp and Claymore (1904) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Eb B | (e/>d/e/>).g/ b/>g/e/>c/ | (=A/>B/c/>)B/ (^F/>G/) (D/>E/) | C/>E/B,/>E/ A,/>E/G,/>E/ | (=A/>C/F/>)A,/ B,/>B/c/>d/ |(e/>d/e/>).g/ b/>g/e/>c/|(=A/>B/c/>)B/ (^F/>G/) (D/>E/)| (3C/F/A/ (3B,/E/G/ (3A,/C/F/ (3G,/B,/E/ |BDE :| G |{c/d/}(c/>=B/c/>).d/ e/>c/G/>F/ | {E/F/}(E/>D/E/>)F/ G/>E/C/>D/ | E/>C/=B,/>C/ A,/>C/G,/>C/ |=B,/>D/G/>^F/ G/>_A/=A/>=B/ | {c/d/}(c/>=B/c/>).d/ e/>c/G/>F/ | {E/F/}(E/>D/E/>)F/ G/>E/C/>D/ |(3E/D/C/ (3F/E/D/ (3G/F/E/ (3A/G/^F/ | {^F}.G =B c ||

YOUNG KING, THE. Scottish, Hornpipe. E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by the great Scots fiddler-composer J. Scott Skinner (1843-1927). Skinner's collection contains the note, “A favourite pupil of the composer”. The tune would seem to be dedicated to Albert Edward (1841-1910), who became King of England as Edward VII. Skinner had contact with the Royal Household early in his adult career as a dancing master when he taught at Queen Victoria’s Scottish residence, Balmoral Castle.

J. Scott Skinner

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Skinner (Harp and Claymore), 1904; p. 140.

Recorded sources : - Celtic Music Records, Willie Hunter - "Fiddle Music from Shetland & Scotland" (1982).

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