Dow Everly (1)

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DOW EVERLY [1]. AKA and see "Will Rarie Old March (1)" (Pa.), "Grand March o' Normal (2)" (Pa.), "Governor Jones' March." American, March (4/4 time) or Schottische. USA, southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was named after an old Greene County, Pa., fifer who played it, according to custom if subsequent musicians forgot the original name. The alternate Pennsylvania titles also are titles of convenience rather than the "correct" ones, and certainly the march bears no resemblance to the operatic march (Norma). Bayard see melodic and structural similarities with Howe's "Russian March (1)," but the tunes are not cognate.

Source for notated version: Thomas Hoge ms (1944, No. 23) [Bayard]. Hoge was an elderly Greene County, Pa., fiddler.

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 152A-C, pp. 87-88 (march version) and No. 419, p. 397 (schottische version). Howe (Diamond School for the Violin), 1871; pp. 29 and 24 ("Governor Jones' March").

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