Erie Extension (The)
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ERIE EXTENSION, THE. AKA and see "Old Lake Erie." American, Jig. USA, southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Samuel Bayard (1981) thinks it Irish or Scottish, but was not able to trace it. The name Erie is derived from the name of a local Native American people who called themselves the panthers. The native word was recorded by the French as Yenris, but was later simplified to Erie (Matthews, 1972). The Erie Extension is a chunk of land in the northwestern corner of the state of Pennsylavania, that allows access to Lake Erie. The city of Erie, Pa., is on the shore of the Erie Extension.
Source for notated version: Hogg (Pa., 1948) [Bayard].
Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 533B, pp. 475-476.