Mr. A. Pearson’s Favourite Strathspey
MR. A. PEARSON'S FAVOURITE STRATHSPEY. AKA - "Mr. A. Pearson's Strathspey." Scottish, Strathspey. The melody appears twice in the collections of Glaswegian James Aird, and was entered into the 1840 music manuscript of Cumbrian multi-instrumentalist John Rook. There was an A. Pearson who succeeded his father, William Pearson, as a music publisher in London around 1738, but there is no known connection with this tune.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4), 1796; No. 188, p. 70. Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5), Glasgow, 1797; No. 128, p. 49.