T: Marquis Of Queensberry
|ec c/c/c ~c2 ec|fedc Bagf|ec c/c/c ~c2 ac|1 BGAB c2 cf:|2 BGAB c2cG||
|:EFGF EcGc|BcdB cfeg|a2 ag fedc|1 BGAB ~c2cG:|2 BGAB ~c2||
There are 2 recordings of this tune.
Marquis Of Queensberry has been added to 4 tunebooks.
Learned from the playing of Donald MacLellan. His B part is different from what is shown in the Athole Collection. Love how it has that ‘agf’ extra pick up note in the second bar of the A part. The A part is roughly the same idea as the Winston Fitzgerald tune Mrs. Douglas of Ednam with it’s big triplets.
You can never be sure as to which Marquis or Duke tunes refer to but some net research yielded some interesting info:
A certain Scotsman, John Douglas, 9th Marquis of Queensbury (1844-1900) publicly endorsed a set of rules that became the standard for modern boxing (aka no biting, pointy shoes, or iodine to your opponent’s eyes).
Also Mr. Douglas was largely responsible for Oscar Wilde’s ruination.