Elvy's Schottische

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ELVY'S SCHOTTISCHE. American, Schottische. USA, North Dakota. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CC'. The tune was copied by Joe Pancerzewski from a notebook of friend and fiddler Elvy Osborne. Osborne was born in 1882 in Illinois, but moved to North Dakota as a young man where he tried homesteading. When this failed he moved to the largest town, Minot, and began barbering. Frequently he would hold impromptu jam sessions in his barber shop. "Elvy's Schottische" requires some position playing, and is more difficult to execute than the usual fiddler's manuscript tunes. It sounds like a late 19th century composition.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Pancerzewski (Pleasures of Home), 1988; p. 8.

Recorded sources:




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