Annotation:Hell on the Wabash (1)

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HELL ON THE WABASH [1]. AKA and see "Hell on the Potomac (1)," "Wake Up Susan (1)." Old-Time, Breakdown. The "Hell on the Wabash" title for this tune is a floater. Supposedly this was a popular fife tune among the inhabitants of the Wabash environs (the Wabash is a river in central and western Indiana). See note to "Annotation:Hell on the Potomac (1)" and "Annotation:Wake Up Susan (1)" for more on this tune family. Other tunes using more-or-less similar melodic material include "Picnic Romp," "Night We Made the Match (The)," "Cottage by the Sea (The)," "Red-Headed Girl (The)."

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