Miss Johnson of Pitworth
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MISS JOHNSON OF PITWORTH. Scottish, Canadian; Reel. Canada, Cape Breton. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody appears in James Walker's (of Dysart) 2nd collection (1800).
Source for notated version: learned from a recording of famous Cape Breton fiddler Winston Fitzgerald by Brenda Stubbert (b. 1959, Point Aconi, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia) [Cranford].
Printed sources: Cranford (Brenda Stubbert’s Collection), 1994; No. 78, p. 28. Glen (The Glen Collection of Scottish Dance Music), vol. 2, 1895; p. 34.
Recorded sources: Green Linnet Records, Paddy O'Brien - "Stranger at the Gate" (1988). Odyssey ORCS 1051, Jerry Holland – “Fiddler’s Choice” (1998. Holland cites Fitzgerald as his source). Rounder 7004, Joe Cormier - "The Dances Down Home" (1977).
See also listing at:
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index