Annotation:As a Thòiseach

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AS A THòISEACH (Keep it Up) AKA and see "Keep It Up (1)." Scottish, Reel. E Minor. Standard tuning. AB (Surenne): AABB' (most versions). Composition of the melody is credited to Captain Simon Fraser by MacDonald in the Skye Collection (1887). The alternate title given is "Be Off MacIntosh!."

Printed sources: MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; pg. 83. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; pg. 253. Surenne (Dance Music of Scotland), 1852; pg. 133. Williamson (English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish Fiddle Tunes), 1976, pg. 62.