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HAYWOOD SCHOTTISCHE. American, Schottische (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Composed by elderly fiddler Mellie Dunham [1] (1853-1931) of Norway, Maine. The elderly Dunham was Henry Ford's champion fiddler in the late 1920's, and received a great deal of press for a time through that association. Ford was interested in presenting old-time dancing and music as an alternative to the 'flapper' influences in American culture of the era. The schottische is named for the social club where Dunham played near his home.

Mellie Dunham

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Dunham (Mellie Dunham's Fiddlin' Dance Tunes), 1926; No. 4, p. 4.

Recorded sources: Rounder CD7018, Frank Ferrel - "Boston Fiddle: The Dudley Street Tradition."

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