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MISS BETSY ROBERTSON. AKA and see “Kitty Clyde's,” “Kitty Robertson," "Miss Betty Robertson's Reel.” Scottish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Athole, Jones, Skye): AABB' (Kerr). Composed by Robert Mackintosh as "Miss Betty Robertson's Reel", the tune appears in his Sixty-Eight New Reels, Strathspeys and Quicksteps (Edinburgh, 1793, p. 39). Very similar to “Captain Byng.”

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Jones [Ed.] (Complete Tutor Violin), c. 1815; pg. 6. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 121, p. 15. MacDonald ("The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 100. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 62. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 166.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [1]




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