Lady Mary Haye’s Scotch Measure reel

Also known as Lady Mary Hay’s Favourite Scotch Measure, Lady Mary Hay’s Scotch Measure, Mary Hays Scotch Measure.

There are 12 recordings of this tune.

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Lady Mary Haye's Scotch Measure has been added to 27 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Lady Mary Haye's Scotch Measure
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ddor
FE|:D2D2 A3 F|D2A2 defg|agfd ecd=B|c2 C2C2 FE|
D2D2A3 F|D2A2 defg|agfd eaA^c|1 d2D2D2 FE:|2 d2D2D2 fe||
d2D2d3A|d^cde fefd|efga gfed|e2c2c2 fe|
d2D2d3 A|d^cde fefd|efgb afge|f2d2d2 fe|
d2D2d3 A|d^cde fefd|efga gfed|e2c2c2 ag|
fgag fefd|efgf edec|dBAG FdE=c|d2D2D2 FE
|:DFAF Dd^cd|DdEd FdDA|defd ecd=B|c2C2C2 FE|
Dd^cd DdEd|FdEd FdDA|defd eaA=c|1 d2D2D2 FE:|2 d2D2D2 ag||
|:fede fgag|fd^cd DdFd|Adfd fgaf|efge c2 ag|
fede fgag|fd^cd Adfd|egab agfe|1 f2d2d2 ag:|2 f2d2d2||

Four comments

Lady Mary Haye’s Scotch Measure

From The playing of Dave Swarbrick.

Lady Mary Hay’s Scotch Measure

Composed by Nathaniel Gow.

Lady Mary Hay’s Scotch Measure - Swarbrick

I’ve got this on Swarb’s Live at Jackson’s Lane CD - Swarb’s introduction is great - something along the lines of:

“Just in case you were wondering, the Scotch Measure doesn’t refer to a tot of whisky, but to a type of dance now defunct, and after you’ve heard this, maybe you’ll understand why!”

He then proceeds to play the tune at breakneck speed (yet cleanly)!

Re: Lady Mary Haye’s Scotch Measure

I discovered this classic tune just recently, and I am impressed by its melodic energy.

Here is my arrangement of Lady Mary Hay’s Scots Measure:

The full arrangement will be available from later today in The Weaver MacFarlane Choon Book, a collection of some 40 plus arrangements for 2 fiddle lines, and cello, and comping instruments. The book is a free download available from (a secure and safe site hosted by MelbourneIT).