Bridge of Lyon
BRIDGE OF LYON. Scottish, Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by Malcolm MacDonald, the melody first appears in his first collection of 1788, dedicated to Mrs. Baird of Newbyth. The River Lyon is a tributary of the River Tay and runs through scenic Glen Lyon. The bridge is near the village of Fortingall in Perth and Kinross, where there is a local legend that Pontius Pilate was born here to a local mother and a Roman father. A neolithic standing stone is nearby, named the 'Bridge of Lyon Standing Stone.'
Printed source: MacDonald (A Collection of Strathspey Reels, vol. 1), c. 1788; pp. 22–23.
X:1 T:Bridge of Lyon M:C| L:1/8 R:Strathspey S:MacDonald - Collection of Strathspey Reels, vol. 1 (c. 1788) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G (D>G)(BG) cABG | (A>B)cA AG F2 | G3c Bc d2 | (g>d)dg BG G2 :| g>age d>e=fg | =fdc_B AG =F2 | (g>ag)e dega | gddg BG G2 | g>age de=fg | =fdc_B AG F2 | G3c (Bc)(dg) | (gd)dg BG G2 ||