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CHASE THE SQUIRREL [1]. AKA and see "The Maid That Dare Not Tell." American, Reel. USA, southwestern Pa. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABA. The title is a floating one, and this tune Bayard (1981) identifies as a composite made from combining or fusing strains from other tunes. The 'A' part is very reminiscent of "Shepherd's Hey" (see note for that tune). A tune with some similarities, esp. in the 'A' part, is "The Eighth of January" in Ford (1944).

Source for notated version: George Strosnider (elderly fiddler from Greene County, Pa., 1930's) [Bayard].

Printed source: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 16, p. 23.

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