Miss Mary Garden of Troup's Reel
X:1 T:Miss Mary Garden of Troup’s Reel C:Robert Mackintosh M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Robert Mackintosh – “A Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels, also some Famous old Reels” (1804, p. 21) N:Dedicated to the Dutchess [sic] of Manchester N:Robert “Red Rob” Mackintosh (c. 1745-1808) was a Scottish violinist and N:composer active in Edinburgh at the end of the 18th century. Originally from N:Tullymet, near Pitlochry, Perthshire. He moved to London in the last decade N:of his life. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Emin B|(e^de) T(BAB)|T(GFG) (EFG)|FED AGF|dAG FED| (e^de) T(BAB)|T(GFG) EFG|ABc B^c^d|[G3B3e3] [E2G2B2e2]:| e/f/|gfe Bbe|gfe Bbe|fed Aaf|dAG FED| gfe Bbe|gfe Bbg|abg agf|gee e2f| gfe Bbe|gfe Bbe|fed afd|ABG FE^D| EFG FGA|GAB ABc|Bba gaf|gee e2||
MISS MARY GARDEN OF TROUP'S REEL. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Miss Mary Garden of Troup's Reel" was composed by Edinburgh fiddler-composer Robert Mackintosh (c. 1745-1808) and printed in his Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels (c. 1804). Despite the word 'reel' in the title, the tune is in jig (6/8) time, with the word 'reel' in this case referring to a intertwining ('reeling') dance movement.
The Garden family genealogy is a complicated one due to the frequent use of 'Francis', 'Alexander' and 'Archibald' as given names to generations of members.