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X:1 % T:Come to the Raffle M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D | GBd cAF | .G(ge) dBG | (c>e).c BdB | ABG F>ED | GBd cAF | Gge dBd | cec Bag | {g}fef g2 :| |:d | gdB gdB | gfa gdB | {a}gfg eag | fdd def | gbg faf | ege def | gdB {B}AGA | BGG G2 :||



COME TO THE RAFFLE. AKA and see "Tongs by the Fire (1)." American, Jig (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composition credited to Jas. Hand (Ryan/Cole). Unfortunately, nothing is known for certain regarding who he was, although it is likely he was a stage performer or band-leader from Massachusetts in the mid-19th century. It also appears he had a relative (brother?, father?) as some compositions in Ryan's Mammoth are attributed to a Johnny Hand. As with a few of melodies printed in the Elias Howe firm's publications, the attribution, and hence provenance of the melody, may indicate only the source from whom it was collected, and not it's origin.

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 56. O'Neill (1915 ed.), 1987; No. 180, p. 98 (appears as "Tongs by the Fire"). Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 84.

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