Crooked Stovepipe (1)
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CROOKED STOVEPIPE . Canadian, American; Reel or Polka. USA; New England, Michigan, Missouri. Canada; Ontario, Prince Edward Island. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B (Miller & Perron/1983): AABB (Johnson): AA'BB' (Begin, Miller & Perron/1978, Miskoe & Paul, Perlman, Phillips). The tune is sometimes attributed to Nova Scotia fiddler Colin J. Boyd, and it is thought that it originated in Canada and spread to New England from Ottawa. "Crooked Stovepipe" was recorded on 78 RPM in 1932 by Hugh "Hughie" A. MacDonald, sometimes known as "The Polka King." MacDonald was born in Lanark, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia, and was one of the first fiddlers to record Scottish fiddle music. He died in 1976. Crooked Stovepipe is also the name of a dance performed to the tune, popularized in New Hampshire by the late callers Ralph Page and Duke Miller.
A version of the second strain of "Crooked Stovepipe " can also be found in J.A. Boucher's "Reel Federesse," published in 1933.