The Gordons strathspey

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The Gordons has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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Two settings

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X: 1
T: The Gordons
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A2 B<d e2 d<B|BA A/A/A B<AA<c|B<dd>B cBAG|E2 G>A GEDE|
D>EG>A B2 g>f|e>dg>f e>dB<d|e>fg>f e<dc<B|A/A/A e>d B<A A||
B|A<aa<b a2 g>f|e>de<g a>ee>f|g>ab>a g/a/g/f/ g<e|d>edc BGGB|
A<aa>b a2 gf|e>dB>d e>fg>a|b<ga<e g<ed>B|A<ae>d B<A A2||
# Added by DaveF .
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X: 2
T: The Gordons
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A2 B<d e2 d>B|B>A A/A/A B>A A<c|B<d d>B c>B A<G|E2 G>A G>E D<E|
D>E G>A B2 g>f|e<d g>f e>d B<d|e>f g>f e<d c<B|A/A/A e>d B<A A>B||
A<a a>b a2 g>f|e>d e<g a>e e<f|g>a b>a g2 g>e|d>e d>c B<G G>B|
A<a a>b a2 g>f|e>d B<d e<f g>a|b<g a<e g<e d>B|A<a e>d B<A A2||
# Added by DaveF .

Four comments

The Gordons

From page 119 of The Skye Collection of Reels and Strathspeys (compiled and arranged by Keith Norman MacDonald in 1887).

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The Gordons, X:2

Calum Stewart’s and Lauren MacColl’s version. From their album Wooden Flute & Fiddle.

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Re: The Gordons

Nice tune, David. It’s in Kerr’s Merry Melodies as simply "The Gordon" and it’s quite reminiscent of a tune I’ve played for years under the title of "The Wee Highland Laddie" or "My Braw Highland Laddie". In my Skye Collection "The Gordons" is on page 187 - curious.

Re: The Gordons

Interesting. Yes, I probably should’ve said I used the original 1887 edition, available on the National Library of Scotland’s website:

https://digital.nls.uk/105831316

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