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X:1 T:Eva's Tune T:Eva Drody's Tune N:Eva Drody, via the playing of fiddler Glenn Patterson. Laura Risk learned N:the tune in the key of 'G' from Ernest Drody in 2010, according to Glenn. N:Douglastown fiddler Erskine Morris played the tune in 'D', in ADae tuning. N:Eva Drody would always step-dance to the tune, played by members of the Drody N:family, and the original name (now lost) became supplanted by "Eva's Tune". M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Quick" D: D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G [G,2D2]GA- BGAB|ced>c Bd3|[G,2D2]GA BG A2| ([FA]D)c>A BG- G2[GA]-| [GB]GAB ced>c Bd-d2| [G,2D2] GA (B/c/B)A2| [FA]F c>A BG-G2|| |:dg-gg fefd|dg-ga bgaf|gbag fefd|1cAGA BG3:|2cAGA Bd-dd||

EVA'S TUNE. AKA - "Eva Drody's Tune." Canadian, Reel (cut time). G Major (Ernest Drody): D Major (Erskine Morris). Standard or ADae tuning (fiddle). ABB'. A tune played by the Drody and DeVogue family and others in the Douglastown, Gaspé, area, with versions in 'G' and 'D' (in ADae tuning). Blogger Glenn Patterson[1] explains that the tune was learned by fiddler Laura Risk from Ernest Drody, and that it at one time had a title. However, it was young Eva Drody's favorite tune to step-dance to, and the original title was supplanted by the family's fiddlers who came to call it "Eva's Tune."

Additional notes

Recorded sources : - Risk2301, Laura Risk - "Traverse" (2023).

See also listing at :
Hear Glenn Patterson [1] and Erskine Morris [2] play the tune.
See/hear Ernest Drody talk talk about the tune with Laura at [3]
See/hear the tune played by Laura Risk, Natalie Haas and Clay Ross at [4]

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  1. Glenn Patterson, Blog: "Erskine Morris: Old-Time Fiddle Music from the Gaspé Coast", Feb. 3, 1983 [5]