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DOWN TENMILE. American, Jig. USA, southwestern Pa. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Not the "Ten Mile" in Ford. Bayard (1981) thinks the name comes from Tenmile Creek or Run, which flows in Greene County, Pa. An alternate Pennsylvania title may have been "Nine Mile Down Tenmile," though he never heard the tune so named.

Source for notated version: Thomas Hoge MS., 1944, No. 11 [Bayard]. Hoge was an elderly fifer at the time Bayard collected this tune from him in 1944. He was one of the founding members of the Pittsburgh (Pa.) Pioneers Martial Band.

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 600, p. 528.

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