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CANADIAN BREAKDOWN. Canadian, Breakdown. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed (copyright 1937) by Canadian fiddler Jim Magill (d. 1954). Magill was a contemporary and friend of Don Messer, who, like Messer, had a long running radio show (1946-1954) on Canadian radio (CNR). He recorded some 34 record albums and was much in demand, although he still made his living working for the Canadian National Railroad in the telegraph department. Magill may have been born in Northern Ireland or in Montreal (conflicting stories), in 1902.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Jarman (The Cornhuskers Book of Square Dance Tunes), 1944; p. 11. Sannella, Balance and Swing (CDSS).

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