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X:1 T:Blue Eagle M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 14, No. 3, Sept. 1980 (p. 34) N:Transcribed by Frank Maloy based on the version by Lewis Franklin Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D !fermata!FE||"D"DB[DA]G FGAc|"B"BAcA dedB|"D"AGFG ABAF|"A7"EFEC B,2A,G,| "D"[A,D][D2D2][DF] [DE][DD][DE][DF]|"G"DFAd Bcde|"A7"gfed cdeg|"D"fd[d2f2] [d3f3]B| "D"AFAc B{cB}AFE|"G"DFAd BcdD|"D"F[F2A2]F BFAF|"A7"EFEC B,2A,G,| "D"[A,D][D2D2][DF] [DE][DD][DE][DF]|"G"DFAd Bcde|"A7"gfed cdeg|"D"fd[d2f2] [d2f2](3ABc| "D"d2 (3efg a2 (3fga|"Bm"b2 fb afec|"D"d2 fg agfd|"A7"gfed (3cBA BA| "D"d2 (3efg a2 (3fga|"Bm"b2 fb afec|"D"d2 fg agfd|"A7"gfed cABA| "D"d2 fg a2 fa|"Bm"b2 fb agfd|"A7"gfed cdeg|"D"d[d2f2]e d2||



BLUE EAGLE. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Texas. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A regional Texas tune not well known in other parts of the South. The tune has been attributed to fiddle player Orville Burns (b. 1921, Oklahoma, later moved to Texas), whose father suggested the name to him. The Blue Eagle was the depression-era symbol of a thunderbird, employed by companies to show compliance with the National Industrial Recovery Act.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Lewis Franklin (Texas) [Devil's Box, Phillips]; Gary Lee Moore (Seattle) [Silberberg].

Printed sources : - Stephen F. Davis (The Devil's Box), vol. 14, No. 3, Sept. 1980; p. 34. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 30. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 13.

Recorded sources : - County 707, Lewis Franklin - "Texas Fiddle Favorites."




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