Annotation:Close to the Floor (1)

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X:1 T:Close to the Floor [1] M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G (B/c/) | (d>g).e d>BG | .A(EF) G>DB, | G,B,D GBd | {d}cBc ABc | (dg).e d>BG | A>(EF) G>DB, | G,B,D GAc | BGG G2 :| |: (d/c/) | .B.d.(g b).a.g | .f.e(d c).A.F | (DG).G (FA).A |(GB).B .A(Bc)| .B(dg) b>a(g | g).f.e dBG|c>(ec B>)AG |.A(EF) G2 :||

CLOSE TO THE FLOOR [1]. AKA and see "Father Tom's Wager," "Frog in the Well (1) (The)," "Paddy O'Brien's Jig," "Silver Tip (4) (The)." Irish, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. One of several compositions credited to J. Hand in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (Don Meade believes that brothers John and James Hand were Boston-area fiddlers and entertainers in the mid-19th century). The tune was recorded by the Cape Breton trio the MacLellan Trio on a 78 RPM disc.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 57. Kennedy (Jigs & Quicksteps, Trips & Humours), 1997; No. 20, p. 7. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; p. 23. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 86.

Recorded sources : - Rounder CD7018, Frank Ferrel - "Boston Fiddle: The Dudley Street Tradition." Rounder CD 11661-7033-2, Natalie MacMaster - "My Roots are Showing" (2000).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Alan Ng's [2]

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