Buckley's Walk Around

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X:1 T:Buckley's Walk Around M:2/4 L:1/8 B:"Buckley's Violin Tunes" (1855, p. 34) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A|.d.d ze|zf zg|zf ze|d g/e/ d/B/ A/G/| zd e/g/|f/a/ zb-|b.g .d>.B|G/B/- (3B/B/G/ A/G/ F/D/| |:G/B/- (3B/B/G/ c/B/ A/c/|B/A/ G/B/ A/G/ F/D/|G/B/- (3B/B/G/ c/B/ A/c/|B/d/ g/e/ d/B/ A/F/| G/B/- (3B/B/G/ c/B/ A/c/|B/A/ G/B/ A/F/ D|G,/B,/ D/B,/ C/D/ E/D/|C/A/ (3D/D/F/ G:|



BUCKLEY'S WALK AROUND. American, "Sand Jig" (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. A 'walkaround' was a feature of the blackface minstrel show, where the troupe would strut in a circle around the stage to music, giving each member a chance to engage the audience with his performance as his turn came center stage. Unfortunately, the stereotyped movements of the blackface performers, both imitating and parodying black rural tropes, was yet another cultural usurping; this time of movement, just as was the musicality of the troupes. A transcription of the tune for fiddle is in the music manuscripts of Setauket, Long Island, painter and fiddler William Sidney Mount (1807-1868). It has a different second strain than that printed in Buckley's banjo tutor, according to Alan Feldman.


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Printed sources : - Buckley (Buckley's Violin Tunes), 1855; p. 34.






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