Gone a-Rovin'

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GONE A-ROVIN'. American, March (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Ralph Page (1903-1985, New Hampshire), the "dean of the contra dance callers," and a seminal figure in New England traditional dance and music for 40 years [www.izaak.unh.edu/nhltmd/pagehome.htm]. It first appears in Page's monthly periodical Northern Junket.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 339, p. 199. Page (Northern Junket), vol. 13, No. 11, 1981; p. 26.

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