Fare You Well My Susan

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X:1 T: Fare You Well My Susan T:Frog in the Millpond [1] N:A dance tune and song from the singing of Dains, collected by N:Samuel Bayard in the 1930's M:4/4 L:1/8 B:Bayard - Dance to the Fiddle, March to the Fife (1981, No. 71) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G GGGA Bdz2|GGGA B3z|GGGA Bd2d|ABAF G2:| d2 ef gB2|dB B2 dB B2|d2 ef g2B2|dBAA G3z| d2 ef g2B2|BABc d2z2|GGGA B2d2|ABAF G3z||



FARE YOU WELL MY SUSAN. AKA and see "Frog in the Millpond (1)." American, Song and Dance Tune (4/4 time). USA, southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Bayard collected this tune which was used as both a song and dance tune in southwestern Pa. He thinks sounds as if it may have come from the American minstrel tradition, and gives the ditty his source sang to it:

Fare you well, my Susan.
Fare you well, my dear.
Fare you well, my Susan
I'm goin' to leave you here--
Chorus:
Frog in the millpond, hoppadoo, hoppadoo,
Frog in the millpond, hoppadoodle day.
Frog in the millpond settin' on a log,
Devil on the hillside gruntin' like a hog.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - James Dains (Greene County, Pa., 1930's) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 71, p. 48.






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