The Earl Of Dalhousie’s Happy Return To Scotland reel

By Niel Gow Jnr

There are 8 recordings of this tune.

The Earl Of Dalhousie’s Happy Return To Scotland has been added to 1 tune set.

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X: 1
T: The Earl Of Dalhousie's Happy Return To Scotland
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D3 E G>F E<D|C2 E2 A,2 C2|D3 E G>F E<D|d4 A2 d2|B2 g>B A2 f>A|
G>F E>D C>D E>F|1 G>F E>D E>F G<A|B4 c2 d2:|2 G>F E>D A>D C<E|D6 (3ABc||
d4 f3 d|e>d c>B A>B c<A|d3 e f>e d<c|B4 A2 (3ABc|
d2 D2 F>G A<E|D2 A2 B>A G<F|E3 D E>F G<A|B4 A2 (3ABc|
d2 D2 f3 d|e>d c>B A>B c<A|d3 e f>e d<c|B4 A2 (3ABc|
d>c B>A B>c d>c|B>A G<F G>F E<D|G3F E>F G<A|B4 c2d2||

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…another version..

…some tunes immediately catch your ear, and you know you must learn it. The version on ‘A Compilation’ by Natalie MacMaster, has her playing as a March. And very catchy indeed, and I’ll learn it for our weekly session group.

Re: The Earl Of Dalhousie’s Happy Return To Scotland

It’s attributed to Niel Gow Jr., son of the great Scots composer from Perthshire.
Makes a good set with Miss Drummond of Perth strathspey, Miss Stewart of Grandtully strathspey and Miss Stewart of Grandtully reel, all by Niel Gow Snr

Re: The Earl Of Dalhousie’s Happy Return To Scotland

"It’s attributed to Niel Gow Jr., son of the great Scots composer from Perthshire…."

Niel Gow Junior was actually the son of Nathaniel Gow, therefore the grandson of Niel Gow Sr.

Re: The Earl Of Dalhousie’s Happy Return To Scotland

The last two lines/eight bars are missing:

d2D2 f3 d|e>d c>B A>B c<A|d3 e f>e d<c|B4 A2 (3ABc|
d>c B>A B>c d>c|B>A G<F G>F E<D|G3F E>F G<A|B4 c2d2||

Re: The Earl Of Dalhousie’s Happy Return To Scotland

Thanks for adding the last two lines, Jeremy.