Dexter Smith's Reel

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X:1 T:Dexter Smith’s Reel C:George H. Coes M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, B:leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a B:Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, B:Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc. (1876, p. 56) N:Coes performed with the San Francisco Minstrels in California from 1852 to 1859. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G S(3.d/.d/.d/ {e}(d/c/) (3.B/.B/.B/ {c}(B/A/)|G/F/G/D/ E/G/z/A/|{d}c/B/c/e/ d/B/g/d/|b/g/d/B/ A/B/c/^c/| d/e/d/c/ B/c/B/A/|G/F/G/D/ {F}(E/D/).B,/.D/|(3G/g/f/ (3e/d/c/ (3A/d/c/ (3B/A/G/|(3F/E/D/ (3C/B,/A,/ G,z:| |:A/B/A/G/ F/G/A/B/|{d}c/B/c/e/ d/e/f/g/|f/A/d/f/ e/A/c/e/|{e}d/c/d/e/ d/c/B/c/| (d/D/).d/.c/ (B/D/)(B/D/)|(c/A/).F/.A/ G>g (3.g/.g/.g/|(e/g/).d/.g/ c/a/B/g/|b/a/{a}g/f/ g/B/c/^c/!D.C.!||



DEXTER SMITH'S REEL. American, Reel (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Dexter Smith (1842-1909) was a prolific songwriter and blackface minstrel performer in the latter half of the 19th century. Smith was a Boston poet, lyricist, and critic who also published his own magazine from 1872 to 1877, and was a partner in the Boston music publishing firm of White, Smith & Company which issued sheet music and published industry journals, notably the monthly Folio (Smith was the first editor).


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Printed sources : - George H. Coes (Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc.), 1876; p. 56.






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