Bridge of Lyon

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 Theme code Index    5L343 2427L
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Malcolm MacDonald
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    Strathspey
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    
 Structure    AAB
 Editor/Compiler    Malcolm MacDonald
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Collection of Strathspey Reels vol. 1
 Tune and/or Page number    pp. 22-23
 Year of publication/Date of MS    c. 1788
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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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.

T:Bridge of Lyon
S:MacDonald - Collection of Strathspey Reels, vol. 1  (c. 1788)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
(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 ||