Miss Stevenson's Reel
X:1 T:Miss Stevenson’s Reel T:Miss Jessie Dalrymple C:Robert Mackintosh M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Robert Mackintosh – “A Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels, also some Famous old Reels” (1804, p. 38) 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:Bb F|B2 (dB) fBdB|(Gc)(ec) gcec|(A/c/f) (af) bgaf|(=e/f/g) (c>e) fFF:| E|(D/E/F) (BF) GEeg|FdDF Ecce|(D/E/F) (BF) GEce|(d/c/B) (FA) BB,B,E| (D/E/F) (BF) GEeg|FdDF ECce|DFBb acdg|fBAe dBB||
MISS STEVENSON'S REEL. AKA and see "Miss Dalrymple's Reel," "Miss Jessie Dalrymple." Scottish, Reel (whole time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Miss Stevenson's Reel" is a re-titling of "Miss Jessie Dalrymple" (AKA "Miss Dalrymple's Reel"), an earlier composition of Edinburgh fiddler-composer and bandleader Robert Mackintosh (c. 1745-1808) that first was published in Neil Stewart's Collection of the Newest and Best Reels or Country Dances (p. 51). Mackintosh printed it under the 'Dalrymple' title in his own Airs, Minuets, Gavotts and Reels (1783, p. 35).
- The dating of Stewart's first collection may be problematic. Mackintosh would have been aged 16 in 1761 when Stewart was supposed to have published the volume. While it may have been a composition of his adolescence, it should also be considered Stewart's volume was published much later than 1761.