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ALISTAIR MACALLISTAIR. Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). In Ireland the tune is rendered as a polka under the names "Denis Doody's (2)," "Glen Cottage Polka (1) (The)," "Glen Cottage No. 2," "Green Cottage (2) (The)," "Glin Cottage Polka (1) (The)," "McAllister's Fling," "Quarry Cross Polka (The)," "St. Patrick was a Gentleman (2)" and "St. Patrick was Your Patron Saint." See also the related Irish reel "Tinker's Apron (The)," a cognate but distanced variant.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - a c. 1847 music manuscript by Ellis Knowles, a musician from Radcliffe, Lancashire, England [Doyle].

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 126. Doyle (Plain Brown Tune Book), 1997; p. 43 (appears as "Allister McAllister"). Hardings All-Round Collection, 1905; No. 165, pp. 52-53. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 2), c. 1880's; No. 53, p. 9. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 119. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 165. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 45. White's Unique Collection, 1896; No. 169, p. 31.

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