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ANN STUART'S STRATHSPEY. AKA and see "Lady Amelia Stewart’s Strathspey," "Miss Ann Amelia Murray," "Miss Stuart's," "Mrs. MacIntyre's." Scottish, English; Strathspey. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. The tune appears under this title in the 1840 music manuscript collection of multi-instrumentalist John Rook of Waverly, Cumbria. It was published as "Lady Amelia Stewart's Strathspey" in Thomas Preston's Twenty-Four Country Dances for the Year 1804, although Preston frequently changed names of older tunes. The strathspey was published in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (Boston, 1883) as "Miss Stuart's," however, the original tune and title was "Mrs. MacIntyre's" by expatriate Scottish dancing master biography:Duncan MacIntyre.

Source for notated version: John Rook music manuscript (1840, Waverton, Cumbria).

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