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X:1 T:Butler County M:6/8 L:1/8 S:Thomas Hoge manuscript, 1944, southwestern Pa. B:Bayard - Dance to the Fiddle K:G d|B>BB Bcd|G>AG G2D|GBd GBd|A>BA A2d| B>BB Bcd|G>AG G2D|GBd edB|A>BA G2:| |:d|g2f g2e|d>ed d3|GBd GBd|ABA A2d| g2f g2e|d>ed d3|GBd edB|A>BA G2:||



BUTLER COUNTY. AKA and see "Perry's Victory (1)." American, Jig or March. USA, Southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Primarily by virtue of the alternate title Perry's Victory, Bayard dates it to the late 18th century, Perry being the American admiral who was victorious against the British on Lake Erie in the Revolutionary War. He suggests the tune bears resemblance to the Irish "O Southern Breeze," and is generally similar to "Men of Garvagh (The)" and "Black Dance (The)."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - a manuscript by fifer Thomas Hoge, 1944 (Greene County, Pa.) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 565B, p. 502.






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