Miss Mercer's Reel

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X:1 T:Miss Mercer’s Reel C:Robert Mackintosh M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Robert Mackintosh – “A Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels, also some Famous old Reels” (1804, p. 27) 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:G e/f/|gfe dBG|(F/G/A)A A2c|Bcd efg|fge afd| gfe dBG|(F/G/A)A A2c|BdB cAF|[B,3D3G3][B,2D2G2]:| |:D/C/|B,DG FAc|Bdg fac’|bgf eag|fdd d2d|cea Bdg| Ace dBG|EcB AGF|[B,3D3G3][B,2D2G2]:|



MISS MERCER'S REEL. Scottish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Miss Mercer's Reel" was composed by Edinburgh fiddler-composer Robert Mackintosh (c. 1745-1808), who called all his 6/8 tunes "reels" in his Fourth Collection (c. 1804)


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Printed sources : - Charles Gore (A Fiddler's Book of Scottish Jigs), 1997; No. 43. Robert Mackintosh (A Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels, also some Famous old Reels), c. 1804; p. 27.






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