Cattle in the Crops

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CATTLE IN THE CROPS. Canadian, New England; Double Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Canadian fiddler Jim Magill, who was originally from northern Ireland (b. 1902). In the 1930's he moved to Toronto where he worked as a telegrapher for the railroad. A skilled fiddler, he was much in demand for square dances in the region and formed a band called the Northern Ramblers, which broadcast from CFRB from 1946-1954.

Source for notated version: Dawson Girdwood (Perth, Ottawa Valley, Ontario) [Begin].

Printed sources: Begin (Fiddle Music in the Ottawa Valley: Dawson Girdwood), 1985; No. 30, p. 43. Jarman (The Cornhuskers Book of Square Dance Tunes), 1944; p. 6. Miller & Perron (New England Fiddlers Repertoire), 1983; No. 29.

Recorded sources: Fretless Records 119, Rodney and Randy Miller--"Castles in the Air".




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