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X:1 T:Charming Katy's M:2/4 L:1/8 S:White's Unique Collection (1896), No. 76. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A E | Ac/e/ ag/f/ | e/c/d/B/ c/A/F/A/ | E(A/B/) c/A/a/f/ | e/c/A/c/ (B/A/)(F/B/) | Ac/e/ ac/f/ | e/c/d/B/ c/A/F/A/ | E(A/B/) c/A/a/f/ | e/c/B/c/ A :| |: (A/d/) | ff/g/ aa/f/ | e/f/e/c/ (d/c/)(B/A/) | (A/c/)(e/c/) (c/d/)(f/d/) | e/f/e/c/ d/c/B/A/ | A,/C/E/A/ C/E/A/c/ | E/A/c/e/ A/c/e/a/ | g/b/a/f/ e/d/c/B/ | cAA :|

CHARMING KATTY/KATY'S. AKA and see "From Shore to Shore (2)." American; Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Kennedy): AABB (Cole, Kerr, Ryan, White). The source for the tune appears to be blackface minstrel performer George H. Coes, who included it in his 1870's collection. It was picked up from Coes by William Bradbury Ryan an inserted in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883), and probably from Ryan's collection by James S. Kerr. White's 1896 publication is from the Howe plates, while Kennedy's version may have been sourced to either Ryan or Kerr. However, Ryan also included the same reel again in his large collection, most likely unwittingly, under the title "From Shore to Shore (2)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 18. Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Reels and Rants), 1997; No. 21, p. 7 (appears as "Charming Katie"). Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 300, p. 33. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 41. White's Unique Collection, 1896; No. 76, p. 14.

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