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X:1 T:Sally Kelly [1] M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Robert Ross – Choice Collection of Scots Reels or Country Dances B:& Strathspeys (Edinburgh, 1780, p. 40) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Dmin A|d^cde f2 (fg)|ed=cd .e(gg)a|fde^c d2 (AF)|GBAG FDD:| |:A|F2 (A/B/c) F2 (A/B/c)|FFAc BGGg|fde^c d2 (AF)|GBAG FDD:|]

SALLY KELLY [1]. Scottish, Irish, English; Reel. Ireland, County Donegal. England, North West. D Minor (Gow, Lowe, Petrie, Stewart-Robertson): E Minor (Feldman & O’Doherty, Surenne). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Surenne): AAB (Gow, Lowe, Stewart-Robertson): ABB (Feldman & O’Doherty): AABB (Petrie). John Glen (1891) finds the earliest appearance of the tune in print in Robert Ross's 1780 collection (p. 40). Danny O’Donnell’s County Donegal version of the tune is similar in contour to the Scottish versions.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler Danny O’Donnell (County Donegal) [Feldman & O’Doherty].

Printed sources : - Carlin (The Gow Collection), 1986; No. 509. Feldman & O’Doherty (The Northern Fiddler), 1978; p. 188. Gow (Complete Repository, Part 2), 1802; p. 32. Joseph Lowe (Lowe's Collection of Reels, Strathspeys and Jigs, book 1), 1844–1845; p. 20. Robert Petrie (Third Collection of Strathspey Reels), 1802; p. 8. Robert Ross (Choice Collection of Scots Reels or Country Dances & Strathspeys), Edinburgh, 1780; p. 40. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 209. Surenne (Dance Music of Ireland), 1852; p. 21.

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