Cheat River (The)

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X:1 T:Cheat River, The M:4/4 L:1/8 S:Bayard - Dance to the Fiddle (1981) K:D AG | F2A2 ABAG | F2A2 A4 | G2B2 BcBA | G2B2 BcdA | F2A2 ABAG | F2A2 A3G | FDEE E2 FE | D4 D2 || de | f2d2d3e | f2a2 abag | f2d2d2d2 | edcB A2A2 | f2d2 d3e | f2a2 abag | f2d2e2c2 | d4 d2 ||

CHEAT RIVER, THE. American, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The Cheat River can be found running from West Virginia, flowing into the Monongahela in Point Marion, Pa., close to the W.Va./Pa. border. Bayard (1981) notes that this tune in a composite from international strains: the 'A' part being the same as the 'A' of "O'Dwyer's {Reel}," and the 'B' part corresponding to the 'A' parts of the German "Erster Schottisch" (Boehme, No. 251, p. 159) and the English "Nancy's Fancy" (Karpeles, p. 40). See also "Three Forks of Cheat" for a similar title.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Berkey (Pa., 1957) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 370, p. 361.

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