First Night in Leadville (The)
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FIRST NIGHT IN LEADVILLE. AKA and see "Ross' Reel (1)." Old-Time, Breakdown. E Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears in the mid-19th century publications by Howe as "Ross' Reel." New York musician, writer and researcher Don Meade believes the tune was named for the Colorado mining boomtown. Similar in title is "Last Night in Leadville (The)."
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Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; pg. 22. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 47.