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Thread #165086   Message #3958323
Posted By: leeneia
25-Oct-18 - 12:20 PM
Thread Name: Midwestern fiddling in the 1850s
Subject: RE: Midwestern fiddling in the 1850s
If a tune name intrigures you, it is worth it to go to and see if it's there. I know the tunes for Wagner and Gray Eagle (the race horses) are there.

Since I grew up around the Wabash, I had to find Hell up the Wabash. Instead, I found two tunes for Hell ON the Wabash, but who cares about a mere preposition. One tune is very fast and kinda scratchy; the other sounds a lot more like 1850. So I downloaded it, added a missing note, and will try it with friends.

Thanks are due to Nigel Gatherer for preserving that tune in the first place.

I looked at Natchez under the Hill, but I didn't like it. Too derivative. However, the Reel Bernatchez appeared on the same screen, and I am going to try it on accordion.