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X:1 T:Cotillion [3] M:2/4 L:1/8 S:William Sidney Mount's (1807-1868) manuscript papers Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A Ec B/c/B/A/|FA A2|Ec B/c/B/A/|FE E2| Ec B/c/B/A/|FA A2|aa f/g/f/e/|cA A2|| aa f/g/f/e/|ce e2|aa f/g/f/e/|cA A2| aa f/g/f/e/|ce e2|aa f/g/f/e/|cA A2||



COTILLION [3]. American, Cotillion. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody appears in the music manuscript collection of William Sidney Mount [1] (1807-1868), painter and fiddler from Long Island. Speculating wildly, I suggest the simple tune may have been one that was brought back to Mount on Long Island by his brother, a dancing master who spent some time teaching in Georgia, and with whom we know William traded tunes. It has an "old-timey" feel to me, not a British Isles one, rather unlike much of Mount's collected pieces.

William Sidney Mount


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