X:1 T:Allister McAllister M:C L:1/8 R:Quickstep B: John McLachlan - Piper’s Assistant (1854, No. 22, pp. 12-13) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amix e/d/|cA AB/A/|GA Ae/d/|cA A/B/c/d/|e2 Tfe/d/|cA A/A/B/A/|GA Ac| TBG G/A/B/c/|d2 d||e/d/|cee f/g/|ae Tfe/d/|cee f/g/|a2 e>d| ce eg|a/g/f/e/ g2|TBG G/A/B/c/|d2 de/d/|cee f/g/|ae e/f/e/d/| cee f/g/|a2 eg|ag/f/ gf/e/|fe/d/ eg|TBG G/A/B/c/|d2 d||
ALASDAIR MACALISTER. AKA - "Alistair/Allister/Alister MacAlastair/McAlister/Mac Alasdair." AKA and see "Little Katie Kearney." Scottish, Strathspey. A Mixolydian (McLachlan): A Minor (Doyle, Kerr, Skye): G Minor (Cole, White). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Cole, Plain Brown, White): AAB (Athole, Skye): AABB (Hardings). A popular melody throughout Britain, Ireland and North America, in a variety of settings. A version of the tune is played in Ireland as a polka under the names "Denis Doody's (2)," "Glin Cottage Polka (1) (The)," "Glen Cottage Polka (2) (The)," "Green Cottage (2) (The)," "McAllister's Fling," "St. Patrick was a Gentleman (2)" and "St. Patrick was Your Patron Saint." The Irish reel "Monaghan Twig (1)" is also a cognate tune.