The Scottish Horse jig

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Scottish Horse has been added to 1 tune set.

The Scottish Horse has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Scottish Horse
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
A|c3 ecA|d>ef a2 f|edc cAe|B3 B<BA|
c3 ecA|d>ef afd|ecA B2e|A3 A<A:|
|:e|a2 e A<Ae|d2 f a2 f|e>dc cAe|B3 B<Be/d/|
[1 ceA eaA|faA dfA|ceA B2 e|A3 A<A:|
[2 c3 ecA|d>ef afd|ecA B2 e|A3 A<A||
X: 2
T: The Scottish Horse
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Amix
A/B/ | c3 e>cA | d2 f a2 f | e>dc c<Ae | B3 B2
A/B/ | c3 e>cA | d2 f a2 f | e>cA B2 e | A3 A2 :|
e | a2 e c2 e | d2 f a2 f | e>dc c<Ae | B3 B2
[1 e | a2 e c2 e | d2 f a2 f | e>cA B2 e | A3 A2 :|
[2 A/B/ | c3 e>cA | d2 f a2 f | e>cA B2 e | A3 A2 ||
e | A>ce e2 a | d>fd d2 f | e>dc c<Ae | B3 B2
e | A>ce e2 a | d>fd d2 f | e>cA B2 e | A3 A2 :|
g | a>ga g>fe | f<af e>cA | e>dc c<Ae | B3 B2
[1 g | a>ga g>fe | f<af e>cA | e>cA c2 e | A3 A :|
[2 e | A>ce e2 a | d>fd d2 f | e>cA B2 e | A3 A2 |]

Five comments

The Scottish Horse - C: The Marchioness of Tullibardine.

This is a 6/8 pipe march, composed by Katharine Marjory Stewart-Murray (1874-1960) - known as Kitty Ramsay (she was a "Ramsay of Bamff" - not to be confused with Banff), who married the Marquess of Tullibardine in 1899 (John George Stewart-Murray [1871-1942], son of "The Marchioness of Tullibardine" referred to in the quickstep/march under that name) who became the 8th Duke of Atholl.

"The Scottish Horse" was a regiment that her husband was responsible for in its formation, and she later on became colonel in chief after he died.

The story of the Marchioness/Duchess is quite interesting, too lengthy to relate here, but can be read here:

http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/printable/36301

The Scottish Horse

The setting I’ve just added (X:2) is a four-part version, the 3rd and 4th parts composed by Pipe Major David Chalmers of Forfar. I found it as a hand-written photocopy in my collection, on which it also states of the 3rd and 4th parts, "pre-1948".

Any info on David Chalmers, Nigel?

I notice that a "D. Chalmers" was listed as Pipe Major of Forfar Burgh Pipe Band in 1939.

The Scottish Horse

Hi Weej. I know nothing about Chalmers - only that it was written on the sheet. To tell you the truth, I was thinking to myself, "I bet Weejie will root out what info there is on David Chalmers…"