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MISS ELDER [1]. Scottish, Reel. E Minor (Petrie): D Major (Anderson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Cranford): AAB (Glen). The melody was composed by Robert Petrie and appears in his c. 1790 1st collection. Curiously, John Anderson's (1820) version, while nearly identical in melodic contour, is notated one step lower than is Petrie's setting, and set in a major tonality.

Source for notated version: Winston Fitzgerald (1914–1987, Cape Breton) [Cranford].

Printed sources: Anderson (Anderson's Budget of Strathspeys, Reels & Country Dances), Edinburgh, 1820; p. 28. Cranford (Winston Fitzgerald: A Collection of Fiddle Tunes), 1997; No. 143, p. 58. Glen (Collection of Scottish Dance Music, vol. 1), 1891; p. 58. Petrie (Collection of Strathspey Reels and Country Dances), 1790; p. 22.

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