T: Major L Stewart's
G2 g2 (3agf g2|egdg egdg|G2 g2 (3agf g2|faAB cBcA|
G2 g2 (3agf g2|egdg egdg|G2 g2 (3agf g2|faAB cdef|
gbeg dgB2|gbeg fgaf|gbeg dgB2|ABcd edef|
gbeg dgB2|gbeg fgaf|gbfa egdg|caBg ABcA||
Also known as Major L Stewart’s Reel - Of The Island Of Java, Major L. Stewart Of The Island Of Java, Major L. Stewart’s.
There are 4 recordings of this tune.
Major L Stewart's has been added to 8 tunebooks.
Composed by Scots fiddler William Marshall and published in his first collection of 1822. The full title in that book is "Major L Stewart’s Reel - of the Island of Java", and there are a few more tunes dedicated to that person and his family. Major Ludovic Stewart (1782-1848) was a member of the Pittyvaich Stewarts, who were close friends of Marshall.