Annotation:Hell Broke Loose in Georgia (2)

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HELL BROKE LOOSE IN GEORGIA [2?]. American, Reel. USA, southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Bayard (1981) identifies this tune as a composite with an 'A' part from British Isles tradition, attached to a 'B' part newly composed. The 'A' part appears to be the Scottish "My Ain Kind Dearie," which can be traced to the 1760's; the tune is also known as "Christmas Eve (1)," and the march sets "Our President," "Here's a health to our leader," and "Fearless Boys (The)" {Bayard also links these tunes to "Oh lassie art thou sleeping yet," and suggests they are all part of a "moderate sized tune family of perhaps some respectable antiquity" i.e. they are descended from some unknown original single air}.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Abraham Gray (Westmoreland County, Pa., 1930's) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 106, p. 61.

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