Hell on the Wabash (2)

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X:1 T:Hell on the Wabash [2] M:2/4 L:1/8 K:Emin D||:BB E>F|G/F/G/A/ B/G/E/D/|BB E>F|G/A/G/F/ ED| BB E>F|G/F/G/A/ B2|g2d2|1 BG E>D:|2 BG E>f|| aa A2|z2 z>e/|gg G2|z2 z>f|aa A2|z4|g2d2|1 BE E>f:|2 BG E>B|| e/e/z/e/ e/B/A/B/|e/e/z/e/ e/B/A/B/|d/d/z/d/ d/B/G/B/|d/d/z/d/ d/B/G/B/| e/e/z/e/ e/B/A/B/|e/e/z/e/ e2|g2d2|1 BG E>B:|2 BG E2||



HELL ON THE WABASH [2]. American, March (2/4 time). E Minor (Mattson & Walz). Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CC' (Mattson & Walz). This "Hell on the Wabash" tune is a curious variant of "Wabash Jig" AKA "Hell on the Wabash (5)," attributed to Dan Emmett and published in 1862 in Bruce and Emmett's Drummer's and Fifer's Guide for Union army musicians. While cognate in some sections, the tune is dissimilar to Emmett's particularly in the first strain, set in a minor key with no modulation to the double-tonic in the third measure. Unfortunately, there is no indication where Mattson and Walz obtained this version of the tune.


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Printed sources : - Mattson & Walz (Old Fort Snelling: Instruction Book for the Fife), 1974; p. 67.






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