Lord Huntley’s Cave march

By James Scott Skinner

Also known as Lord Huntly’s Cave.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Lord Huntley's Cave has been added to 5 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Lord Huntley's Cave
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:de|"D"f2A2 gfed|f2A2 d2cd|"A7"e2A2 agfe|"D"dcdf "A7"eAde
"D"f2A2 gfed|f2A2 d2cd|"A7"eaca Aaca|"D"d4-d2:|
fg|"D"a3f d2a2|fAa2 d2cd|"A7"e2A2 agfe|"D"dcdf "A7"eAfg|
"D"a3f d2a2|fAa2 d2cd|"A7"eaca Aaca|"D"d6 fg|
"D"a3f d2a2|fAa2 d2cd||"A7"e2A2 agfe|"D"dcdf "A7"eAde|
"D"f2A2 gfed|f2A2 d2cd|"A7"eaca Aaca|"D"d4-d2||

Three comments

Re: Lord Huntley’s Cave

If you were playing this with other 4/4 marches (and by 4/4 marches I mean tunes you would use for a Gay Gordons) you’d need to play it at “reel” speed, say 112 minims/half notes per minute - the Scott Skinner original has all the note lengths halved.
We often play this in a set with The Duke of Fife’s Welcome to Deeside and The Celtic Society Quickstep.

Re: Lord Huntley’s Cave

Those are the variations as composed by Skinner, Andy.

There is an F# quaver/eighth note missing from the beginning of the second bar on the fourth line of X:1.