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    Default “Miss McLeod’s Reel” and “Hop High Ladies”

    I’m playing 2 mandolins that I made:

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    Default Re: “Miss McLeod’s Reel” and “Hop High Ladies”

    Enjoyed your mandolins and, as always, your playing.

    Fyi: Although, it's often hard to pin down origins of tunes,"Miss MacLeod's" is generally regarded as being a Scottish tune. The editor of The Skye Collection (1887) called it "Mrs. MacLeod Raasay" (Raasay being a place in Scotland), and credited it to Sir Alex MacDonald. However, as you say, oral/aural tradition has turned it into an international tune with many titles, variations, and lyrics.
    Last edited by Ranald; Apr-21-2021 at 10:46am.
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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