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MR. RONALD CRAWFORD. AKA – “Mr. Ronald Crawford’s Strathspey.," "Ronald Crawford.” Scottish, Slow Strathspey (2/4 time) or Lament. F Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC’DD. Composed by Nathaniel Gow (1727-1807), to be played “very slow, with expression.” It is possible the person of the title is the same Robert Crawford honored in Joshua Campbell's "Mr. Ronald Crawford of Freskiehall's Strathspey" (see note for "Mr. Ronald Crawford of Freskiehall's Strathspey" for more. There was also a writer named Robert Crawford who lived contemporaneously at St. Andrew's Square, Edinburgh. Jack Campin [1] notes similarities between Gow's piece and D.(probably Donald) MacDonald's "Lament for the Death of Jane Duchess of Gordon."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Carlin (Gow Collection), 1986; No. 208. Gow (The Beauties of Niel Gow), 1819. Gow (Third Collection of Niel Gow’s Reels), 1792; pp. 24-25 (3rd ed.).

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