Miller's Daughter (3) (The)
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MILLER'S DAUGHTER , THE. English, Scottish; Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A Scottish sounding tune despite its numerous appearances in English publications, beginning with Charles and Samuel Thompson's Compleat Collection, vol. 3 (London, 1773). It can also be found in Straight and Skillern's Two Hundred and Four Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1 (London, 1775), Longman and Broderip's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances (London, 1781), and a Northumbrian collection of melodies from Newcastle piper John Peacock  published in 1805. Glen (1891) finds Scottish versions earliest printed in Edinburgh publisher Neil Stewart's 1761 collection (p. 45), a volume that the EASMES site dates to 1775 (which matters for provenance purposes). James Aird included it in his second collection of Selections of Scotch, English, Irish, and Foreign Airs (Glasgow, 1785, p. 18), as Abraham Mackintosh  (b. 1769) in his Collection of Strathspeys, Reels, Jigs etc. (c. 1800). In America it was entered into the 1788 music manuscript copybook of fiddlers John and William Pitt Turner (Norwich, Conn.), as were numerous tunes from the Thompson's 1773 collection.