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CANNIFAX. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Missouri. D Major. Standard or AEae tunings (fiddle). AABB. Christeson (1984) notes that the tune was often played by Waldo Helton at 4th of July square dances in Dixon, Missouri, in the 1920's.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - African-American fiddler Bill Driver (Miller County, "Little Dixie" region, Missouri) [Christeson]. Christeson notes that Driver's repertory was "the best example of a strictly indigenous" group of tunes that he knew of. Driver was a popular dance fiddler, who also played contests, and was a significant regional influence whose hey-day was in the first half of the 20th century. He died in the mid-1980's, reportedly reaching the age of 103.

Printed sources : - R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 2), 1984; p. 51.

Recorded sources: -



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