Bull-Dozer Reel

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X:1 % T:Bull-Dozer Reel M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel S:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D (3A,/B,C, | DD/E/ FF/G/ | AB/c/ dd/e/ | f/e/f/b/ a/f/d/f/ | e/a/f/d/ e/d/B/A/ | DD/E/ FF/G/ | AB/c/ dd/e/ | f/e/f/b/ a/f/d/f/ | e/a/g/e/ d :| |: z/(d/e/ | f/)e/d/f/ (e/c/) z/A/ | B/d/c/B/ (A/F/)z/(d/e/ | f/)e/d/f/ (e/c/)z/e/ | f/a/^g/b/ az/(d/e/ | f/)e/d/f/ (e/c/)z/A/ | B/d/c/B/ (A/F/)z/E/ | DD/E/ F/A/d/A/ | B/d/c/e/ d :|



BULL-DOZER REEL. American, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by one Edwin Christie, although not the same Edwin Christy of Christy's Minstrel's fame. According to Bulldozers written by Sam Sargent and Michael Alves: "Around 1880, the common usage of 'bull-dose' in the United States meant administering a large and efficient dose of any sort of medicine or punishment. If you 'bull-dosed' someone, you gave him a severe whipping or coerced or intimidated him in some other way, such as by holding a gun to his head... In 1886, with a slight variation in spelling, a 'bulldozer' had come to mean both a large-caliber pistol and the person who wielded it... By the late 1800s, 'bulldozing' came to mean using brawny force to push over, or through, any obstacle."

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 47. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 74.

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