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 Theme code Index    3L5L3L1L 3L5L7F2
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Nathaniel Gow
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Strathspey
 Key/Tonic of    B
 Accidental    2 flats
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Keith Norman MacDonald
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Skye Collection (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 189
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1887
 Title of recording    
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BOTHWELL CASTLE. Scottish, Slow Strathspey. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune was composed by Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831). It is considered one of his better, but lesser-known compositions, opines Emmerson (1971), agreeing with the collector John Glen (1895) who listed it as among those of Gow's "exceedingly good compositions." Bothwell Castle lies southeast of Glasgow, in Scotland's Clyde region; in fact, the Clyde runs along the north side of the structure. It was built in 1242 by Walter of Moray, although it was never finished.

Printed source: MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 189.

T:Bothwell Castle
S:MacDonald - Skye Collection
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
D>EF>E DB~Bd|D>EF>D (A,/C/F/A/) (cd)|D>E (F/>E/)(F/>E/) DBfd|(e/d/)c/B/ (A/g/)f/e/ dBB:|
~f|d'>c'/2b/2 (3a/g/f/ (3e/d/c/ B~fd~b|f/>d/b/>f/ d'/>b/ (f/d/B/ Acc~f|
d'>c' {c'}b/a/b/g/ {g}(f/=e/)f/g/ a/f/g/a/|(b/g/)a/b/ (c'/a/)(b/g/) fbb b/>c'/|
d'/(b/a/)b/ c'/(a/g/)a/ b/(a/^f/)g/ a/(=f/^e/)f/|g/(e/d/)e/ (f/B/)(g/B/) Acc (f/2g/2a/)|
[d2b2] [e2g2] [Ac][Af] d (B/2c/2d/)|e>d (3c/d/B/ (3A/B/G/ (FB)B||

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