This classic strathspey was composed by James Hill, who was
born in Dundee, but who lived in Gateshead near Newcastle, England. Hill is best remembered for his hornpipes
such as ‘The Bee’s Wing’ and ‘The High Level’. Charles Earl Grey (1764-1845)
from Falloden, Northumberland, was a Prime Minister who was considered a hero
because of his great Reform Bill of 1832, which gave the vote to many more
people. As well as this tune, there is a brand of bergamot-flavoured tea named
after him. Bergamot comes from a citrus fruit.