X:1 T:Miss Proud's Reel M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:McGlashan – Reels (1786) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G c|B/A/B/c/ dc BGgd|d/c/B/c/ dB AFcA|B/A/B/c/ dc BGge|dBcA G2:| |:c|BGBd AFAc|BGBd gedc|BGBd AFAc|dBcA G3:| |:c|B/c/d dd ddgb|A/B/c cc ccfa|B/c/d dd ddgb|afge d3:| |:c|B/c/d BG A/B/c AF|GABc dgec|B/c/d BG A/B/c AF|GcBA G3:|]
MISS PROUD. Scottish, Reel (2/4 time). G Major (Coes, Kerr, McGlashan): A Major (Cranford): D Major (McLachlan). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD (Cranford): AABBCCDD (Kerr, McGlashan): AABBCC'DD' (McLachlan). John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of the tune in print in Neil Stewart's 1761 collection, printed in Edinburgh (p. 48). It is a popular pipe tune, reset in the key of ‘A’, on Cape Breton Island, where fiddlers obtained it from bagpipe collections. Winston Fitzgerald (1914-1987) recorded the melody on a 78 RPM recording.