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GOOD LAGER BEER. AKA and see "Frost's on the Pumpkin and the Fodder's in the Shock (The)," "Sweet Potato Pie." American, Schottische. USA, southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is derived from "Tulip (The)," a Scottish march-tune composed by Janes Oswald and published in his Airs for the Spring, c. 1747. This "Tulip" tune has also been the source for other rather well-known tunes (and many songs), including "Wearing of the Green (The)," and "Balance a Straw" which is a more elaborate version of the Pennsylvania "Good Lager Beer." Ford (194) remarks that his "Old-Fashioned Schottische" was a popular dance number in the years following the Civil War, and was made up from parts of a song named "Sweet Marie" and "Captain with His Whiskers (The)."

Source for notated version: Levi Hall (Fayette County, Pa., 1944) [Bayard].

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 421, p. 398. Ford (Traditional Music in America), 1940; p. 162 (appears as "Old Fashioned Schottische").

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