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EMPRESS. American, Clog. D Minor ('A' part) & D Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title could be simply indicate a superlative, or a reference a number of associated items with the name Empress, including, for example, a clipper ship (registered in American Clipper Ships 1833-1858 by Howe and Matthews), or a number of hotels and saloons.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 118. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 155. White's Unique Collection, 1896; No. 152, p. 28.