Jane Johnston's Reel
X:1 % T:Jane Johnston's Reel C:James Porteous (Annandale, 1762-1847) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:John Rook music manuscript collection (Waverton, Cumbria, 1840, p. 223) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D FAAB AFAB|defe dBAF|G2 Ge F2 Fd|Eeed cABc:| d2 fd f/g/a fd|(Ad)fd (cd)ec|d2 fd f/g/a fd|BAGF Eeef| d2 fd f/g/a fd|Adfd fgab|agfe fedc|BAGF Eeef||
JANE JOHNSTON'S REEL. Scottish, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Composed by fiddler-composer James Porteous (1762-1847) of Annandale, Dumfries. Porteous issued one collection, A Collection of Strathspeys, Reels & Jigs, Respectfully Dedicated to Lady Jardine of Applegarth; Arranged for the Piano Forte, Violin & violoncello by James Porteous (Edinburgh, 1821). Porteous composed other tunes for people with the surname of Johnston: see "Mrs. Hope Johnston's Strathspey" and "Mr. Hope Johnston's Strathspey," "Miss Jane Johnston's Reel,"
The melody was entered into the 1840 music manuscript collection of multi-instrumentalist John Rook, of Waverton, near Wigton, Cumbria.