Evening Pleasures Schottische

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EVENING PLEASURES SCHOTTISCHE. AKA and see "Rustic Dance (3)," "Mason-Dixon Schottische (The)," "Nightingale (2) (The)." Old-Time, Schottische. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. The first strain is a fairly widespread schottische melody under a variety of titles, although best known in the United States as "Rustic Dance" or similar sounding titles. It is a nearly identical melody to Missouri fiddler Uncle Bob Walters' "Rustic Dance (3)", as printed by Bob Christeson in his Old Time Fiddler's Repertory, vol. 2. There is an “Evening Pleaures—rustic dance” by one M.W. Butler published in 1923, but I have not been able to locate a copy to see if it might be the source; the title would indicate some relationship. Indiana fiddler John Summers played this tune by the "Rustic Dance" name, as did Missouri's Charlie Pashia, Nebraska fiddler Bob Walters and even North Carolina old-time fiddler Oscar Jenkins (heard on Tommy Jarrell, Fred Cockerham and Oscar Jenkins album "Back Home in the Blue Ridge", 1971).

"Evening Pleasures" also was reportedly recorded by English concertina player Alexander Prince (1874-1928), but it does not appear under that title in Wes Williams' exhaustive discography [1] of the performer's issued recordings.

Source for notated version: Tony Gilmore (Jefferson City, Mo.) [Phillips].

Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; p. 47.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Hear Cyril Stinnet's version ("Rustic Dance") at Slippery Hill [2]




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