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X:1 T:Inverness Scots Measure, The M:C| L:1/8 R:Scots Measure or Reel Q:"Brisk" B:Oswald – Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 6 (1760, p. 28) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D FE|D3F (ED)(EF)|A2E2E2 T(FE)|D3F (TEDE)F|A(FED) d3e| fedf edBe|dBdF {F}E3F|DEFG AFdA|{G}TF2 ED D2:| |:(fe)|d2a2 fgaf|{a}g2fe e3f|d2 (ag) (fg)(ab)|(ag)(fe) d3e| fedf edBe|dBAF E3F|DEFG AFdA|{G}TF2 (ED) D2:| |:(FE)|DAFA DAFA|B2E2 E2 (FE)|DAFA DAFA|dAFD d3e| fdef dBAd|BADF E2 FA|BcdB AFGE|F2 (ED) D2:| |:(fe)|dafa dafa|b2e2 egfe|dafa dafa|.b(gfe) a.(fed)|gefd ecda|bagf efde| fedB ABdF|A2D2D2::T(FE)|D2 AF D2 AF|dBAF E2 AF| D2 AF D2 af|gedc d2 (ef)|(gf)(ed) TB2 (AB)|dBdF E2 FA| B2 dB AFEA|TF2 (ED) D2::fe|d2 fa d2 af|bagf e2 af|d2 af dfaf| bgfe d2 (ef)|B2 df A2 Bd|FAdF E2 FA|Bdce dABG|{G}TF2 (ED) D2:|]



INVERNESS SCOTS MEASURE, THE. AKA and see "McLauchlanes Scottish Measure." Scottish, Scots Measure (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The melody, a Scots Measure (a type of reel), was printed James Oswald's Caledonian Pocket Companion, vol. 6 (1760, p. 28). It was also included in the c. 1788 music copybook of flute player Thomas Molyneaux, of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Older versions appear as "McLauchlanes Scottish Measure" (or a variant spelling) in Henry Playford's Original Scots Tunes and the Balcarres MS., both dating to the year 1700.

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Printed sources : - Aird (Selections of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. II), 1785; No. 94, p. 35. Oswald (Caledonian Pocket Companion, Book 6), 1760; p. 28.

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