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MERRY ELVES. Scottish, Schottische (2/4 time). D Major & G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). The schottische was composed by violinist W.B. Layborn, the editor of the popular Köhler's collections, who only identified himself in the volumes as "A Professional Player".
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Laybourn (Köhler's Violin Repository, Book One), 1881; p. 27.