X:1 T:Mrs. Christie’s Rant M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 4 (1796, No. 18, p. 7) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D c/d/|eAec eA-Ac/d/|eAec eG-Gc/d/|eAeA eAec|Bgdg BGG:| |:d|Aa g/a/b a>cec|ca g/a/b fddB|Aa g/a/b afge|fdec dGG:|]
MRS. CHRISTIE. Scottish, Strathspey. A Mixolydian (Gow, Manson, McLachlan): A Dorian (Athole, Kerr). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Credited to Aberdeenshire fiddler-composer William Marshall (1748–1833) by McGlashan and Gow. The tune is similar to the triple-time jig "Cailleach an fhraoich" (more so in the first strains), but the relationship is perhaps not cognate.