X:1 T:Pitkerie's Reel M:C L:1/8 R:Strathspey B:Bremner – Scots Reels (1757) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companiong K:G g | G<G B>G TB>AAg | G/G/G B>G A>GB>G |(B/c/d) BG TB>AAa |(e/f/g) d>B (d2d) :| |: g | e>gd>g TB>AAa | (e/f/g) d>B d>eg>a |(b/a/g/f/ g>)B TB>AAa | (e/f/g) d>B (d2d) :|
PITKERIE'S REEL. AKA and see "Miss Douglas's Favourite." Scottish, Strathspey (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Pitkerie is a locale in Fife, Scotland. John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of this tune in print in Robert Bremner's 1757 collection. In the last decade of the 18th century a development of the tune was printed by both Daniel McLaren (1794) and James Aird (1796) as "Miss Douglas's Favourite" AKA "Tuath is Deas." The tune was also entered into the 1840 music manuscript collection of multi-instrumentalist John Rook, of Waverton, Cumbria.