X:1 T:Cantie Crecket M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:Glen Collection, vol. 1 (1891) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D B|AFdF AFDB|Afde c2 (EF/G/)|AFdF AFAg|fdef d/d/d d:| (d/e/f/g/ a)f bgag|f>edf e/e/e e2|(d/e/f/g/ a)f bgag|f>def d/d/d d| (d/e/f/g/ a)f bgag|f>edf e/e/e e2|(d/e/f) (e/f/g) (f/g/a) (e/f/g)|fdef d/d/d d||
CANTIE CRECKET. Scottish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Canty means jolly, lively or happy in Scottish dialect, while crecket probably refers to a cricket or grasshopper. These insects are often animated as fiddlers due to their characteristic of producing sound by sawing (fiddling) their wings together. Glen (1891) finds the tune first published in Neil Stewart's Collection of the Newest and Best Reels or Country Dances (Edinburgh, variously dated 1761 or 1775, p. 16).