John Stewart reel

Also known as The Miser’s Pocket, Mr John Shaw Stewart’s Strathspey.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

John Stewart has been added to 4 tunebooks.

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Three settings

1
X: 1
T: John Stewart
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
DGGA BdcB|AFF2 FdcF|DGGA (3Bcd fd|cAfc AGGF|
DGGA BdcB|AFF2 FdcF|DGGA (3Bcd fd|cAfc AGG2||
g2ga b2ag|fcac gcfc|dgga bgag|fdcA BGG2|
g2ga b2ag|fcfg agfa|g2fg dfcf|AFcA G2GF||
2
X: 2
T: John Stewart
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gdor
G | DGG>c B/c/d c>B | A>Fc>F d>Fc>F | DGG>c d>efd | c<Af>A G2 G :|
A | Ggg>a b2 ag | f>ca>c f>ca>f | dgg>a b2 ag | f>dc>A G2 G>A |
Ggg>a b2 ag | f>cf>g a>gfa | g>af>g d>e c<f | A>Fc>A G2 G |]
3
X: 3
T: John Stewart
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmin
DGGA BdcB|AF ~F2 dFcF|DGGA (3Bcd fd|cAfc AGGF|
DGGA BdcB|AF ~F2 dFcF|DGGA (3Bcd fd|cAfc AGG2|]
dgga b2 ag| fcac gcfc|dgga b2 ag| fdcA BG G2|
Ggga b2 ag|fcfg agfa|g2 fg dgcg|AFcA G3z|]
# Added by ceili .

Four comments

John Stewart, X:2

X:2 is found in Niel Gow’s 1st Collection of 1784 under the title "Mr John Shaw Stewart’s Strathspey".

The Miser’s Pocket

This is NOT a variation of the one that’s here already, it’s from a book called
Best Irish Fiddletunes vol.1 by Paul McNevin, who have it from Tommy Peoples.
It’s no. 101 in the book! This tune are absolutely different. The other one is Amaj.

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Re: The Miser’s Pocket

This tune is already here under the title "John Stewart" from the album Fiddlesticks (1991), where it was played by Tommy Peoples ( https://thesession.org/recordings/202 ). It’s possible that the title got mixed up with the other tune, I suppose. It stems from an 18th century tune called "Mr John Shaw Stewart’s Strathspey".