Annotation:First Western Change

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X: 1 T:First Western Change R:jig M:6/8 L:1/8 Z:Bruce Osborne K:G d|gba gfe|d2B GBd|d^cd F2d|d^cd GBd| gba gfe|d2B GBd|d^cd DEF|G3 G2:| K:D |:A|AFA B2A|FGA f2f|g2f agf|ece a^ga| AFA B2A|FGA f3|gfg ABc|d3 d2:||

FIRST WESTERN CHANGE. Canadian, Jig. G Major ('A' part) & D Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune shares at least the first strain (which Bayard {1981} thinks is "rather old") with "Rustic Reel (1)," "Libby Prison Quickstep," "City Guards," "O Dear Mother My Toes Are Sore (2)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Messer (Way Down East), 1948; No. 78. Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 136, p. 88.

Recorded sources : - Apex AL 1613, "The Best of Don Messer and his Islanders, vol. 6." F&W Records 1, "F&W String Band." Fretless Records 119, Rodney and Randy Miller-- "Castles in the Air." Wendy MacIsaac - "The 'Reel' Thing."

See also listing at :
Hear Don Messer's recording at Ted McGraw's site [1] (followed by "Old Red Barn Jig").

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