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 9 recordings of this tune.

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|1d2D2D2 FE:|2d2D2D2 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|1d2D2D2 FE:|2d2D2D2 ag||
|:fede fgag|fd^cd DdFd|Adfd fgaf|efge c2 ag|
fede fgag|fd^cd Adfd|egab agfe|1f2d2d2 ag:|2f2d2d2||

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).