Major Graham strathspey

Also known as Major Graham Of Inchbrakie.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Major Graham has been added to 2 tune sets.

Major Graham has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Major Graham
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
(D>B,)|:A,>B, D<D D2 (d>B)|A<F E>D E2 (E>F)|A,>B, D<D D2 (d>B)|1 A<F E>F D2 (D>B,):|2 A<F E>F D2 (AB/c/)||
|d>ed>c B>A B<d|A<F E>D E2 (AB/c/)|d>ed>c B<A B<d|A<F E>F D2 (AB/c/)|
d>ed>c B>A B<d|A<F E>D E2 (E>F)|A,>B, D<D D2 (d>B)|A<F E>F D2||

One comment

Air version of this tune is “My love is like a red red rose”

This strathspey has been attributed to (or claimed by) Neil Gow. There is a slow air version which is apparently the original tune for Robert Burns’ "My love is like a red red rose". I’d imagine that the strathspey came first but , perhaps, someone could correct me on this.
I’d transcribe the slow air version too but this might cause more confusion. Anyway, it’s so similar that you can work it out for yourselves.

Definitely no frogs involved, unless you count the one on the fiddle bow. :-)