Annotation:Neat Shoe (The)

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NEAT SHOE, THE. AKA - "Neat Made Shoe (The)." Scottish, Strathspey Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD (McGlashan):AABBCCDD (Rook). The reel appears in the 1840 music manuscript collection of multi-instrumentalist John Rook, of Wigton, Cumbria, in a version distanced from McGlashan's original. Rook entered the title in the ms. with a tiny picture of a shoe substituting for the word "shoe".

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Printed sources: McGlashan (A Collection of Reels), c. 1786; p. 24.

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