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X:1 T:General Longstreet's [1] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel C:Frank Livingston S:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D DFAd|f/e/f/b/ a/f/d/f/|g/d/B/g/ f/d/A/f/|e/f/g/e/ c/A/G/E/| DFAd|f/e/f/b/ a/f/d/f/|g/d/B/g/ f/d/A/f/|e/a/g/e/ dz:| |:a/f/d/f/ A/d/F/A/|b/g/d/g/ B/d/G/B/|a/f/d/f/ A/d/F/A/|g/e/c/A/ g/e/c/A/| a/f/d/f/ A/d/F/A/|b/g/d/g/ B/d/G/B/|c/b/a/g/ f/e/d/c/|dfdz:||

GENERAL LONGSTREET'S [1]. American, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Frank Livingston, who contributed several melodies to Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883). Although nothing is known about Livingston (whose name may be a pseudonym), he seemed to contribute a number of titles honouring the Southern side of the Civil War. The title undoubtedly refers to the famous Confederate general, originally from South Carolina. James Longstreet (1821-1904) was second only to Robert E. Lee in both battlefield prowess and in the hearts of soldiers. Paul Stewart Cranford (2000) notes this was a favorite dance tune of Cape Breton fiddler Bill Lamey. It has been recorded several time by fiddlers from the island.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 42. Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 100, p. 39. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 68.

Recorded sources : - WS 031703, Wendy MacIsaac - "Timeline" (2003).

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]

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