X:1 T:Rory MacNab M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B: Joseph Lowe - Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, B:book 6 (1844-45, p. 17) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Emin e|B2 (EG/A/) BGEG|AFDF dFDF|BGEG (e/f/g/a/) ba|gef^d e/e/e e:| B|egfe B/B/B (eB)|defe d/d/d (fd)|egfe dBAF|GBAF E/E/E EB| egfe B/B/B (eB)|defe d/d/d (fd)|egfg efde|BdAF E/E/E E||
RORY MACNAB. AKA - "Rory McNab." AKA and see "Peggy's on the Burn," "Jacky Stewart's Reel," "Scotch Tune (2) (A)." Scottish, Reel. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): AAB (Gow, Kerr, Stewart-Robertson). The reel was first printed in 1757 by Edinburgh music publisher Robert Bremner under the title "Jacky Stewart's Reel." Cape Breton musicians also know the tune as "Peggy's on the/a Burn." See also Irish variants "Aberdeen Lasses," "Girls of Farranfore (The)," “Game of Love (The),” “Humors of Ballinacarrig (The),” “Humors of Rockstown,” “Paddy the Piper (1),” “Piper's Son (1) (The),” “Pride of Rathmore (The).” Cumbrian musician Joseph Barnes entered a version in his 1760's music manuscript as "Scotch Tune (2) (A)."