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MISS BETTY ROBERTSON'S REEL. AKA - "Miss Betty Robertson." AKA and see: “Kitty Clyde's,” “Kitty Robertson," "Miss Betsy Robertson." Scottish, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Perthshire fiddler-composer Robert Mackintosh (c. 1745-1806). The melody also appears in the c. 1780 music manuscript collection compiled by fifer and fiddler John Fife. Fife may himself have been from Perthshire, and perhaps compiled some of his music at sea, for battles in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean are mentioned in the ms.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Anderson (Anderson's Budget of Strathspeys, Reels & Country Dances), c. 1820; p. 18. Mackintosh (Sixty-Eight New Reels, Strathspeys and Quicksteps), 1793; p. 39.

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