This tune was first published in Gunn’s Collection, 1848, as a march. I have it set as a jig close to how Finlay MacDonald plays it on his eponymous CD. He states in the liner notes that he got the tune from Gunn’s.
Paul K. MacNeil (namesake of Paul K’s Strathspey) has it as below on his CD.
T:I Would Have Preferred You First
C:Traditional/Arr. Paul K. MacNeil
|:ABA c2d|efe c2e|dBB gBB|dBB BcB|
ABA c2d|efe c2e|dBB gBB|cAA A2:|
|:aga c2e|A2e c2e|aga c2e|gdB c2e|1
aga c2e|A2e c2e|dBB gBB|cAA A2e:|2
aga f2a|e2a c2e|dBB gBB|cAA A2|]
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