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DOUBLE DUTCH. American, Quickmarch (6/8 time). A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in a few late 18th/early 19th century musicians' copybooks, such as the 1801 manuscript of Abel Shattuck (1759-1816) of Colrain, Massachusetts, and (in drum notation) Benjamin Clark's Drum Book (1797, Royalston, Massachusetts). 'Double Dutch' was slang for talking in an unintelligible foreign language, or talking gibberish.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 33, p. 31.

Recorded sources:




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