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HANG FIRE. AKA and see "Kiley's Reel." American?, Dance Tune (2/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. 'Hang fire' means 'hold your fire,' or 'wait a minute'. Labelled a "jig" in Ryan/Cole, meaning a type of old-time banjo tune rather than the traditional Irish 6/8 jig; Kerr calls it a clog dance.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 85. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 2; No. 364, p. 40. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 118.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]

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