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X:1 T: Dragger's Reel M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Reel C:Eddy Arsenault Z:Marie Livingstone & Meghan Forsyth K:G D2|"G" G2 (BG) cGBG|"G"DGBd g2 (fg)|"C"efge "G"dBGB|"Am"cABG "D"AGED| "G"G2 (BG) cGBG|"G"DGBd g2 (fg)|"C"efge "G"dBGB|"D7"cAFA "G"G2:| |:(Bd)|"G"gfga bgag|"C"ec c/c/c efge|"G"d2 (BG) dGBd|"Am"cABG "D7"A2 (ea)| "G"gfga bgag|"C"ec c/c/c efge|"G"d2 (BG) "D7"cAFA|"G"BG"D7"AF "G"G2:|]



DRAGGER'S REEL. Canadian, Reel. Canada, Prince Edward Island. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Eddy Arsenault. Perlman (1996) remarks that Arsenault, a fiddler and lobster fisherman born in 1921, received the inspiration for this tune one day while "dragging" for cod and hake. The tune has currency in Prince County, P.E.I., today. See also note for similar or related tune "Hughie Shorty's."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Eddy Arsenault (Chrysostom, East Prince County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].

Printed sources : - Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 52.

Recorded sources : - Rounder CD 7014, Eddy Arsenault - "Fiddlers of Western Prince Edward Island" (1997).




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