Hoosier (1)

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HOOSIER [1]. American, Quadrille. USA, Ohio. Before the term 'hoosier' was used to designate someone from Indiana it was used in the South to describe a rough or uncouth person, a backwoodsman. Only later did it migrate to Indiana along with much backwoods culture, and was used to differentiate the inhabitants of the state from their Yankee neighbors. The word has North British origins and comes from hoozer or hoozier in the old Cumbrian dialect used to denote someone who was unusually large and rough (Fischer, Albions Seed, p. 758).

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Recorded sources: Edison 51548 (78 RPM), 1923, John Baltzell (appears as 2nd tune of "Buckeye Medley Quadrille") {Baltzell (1860-1940) was from Mt. Vernon, Ohio, the same town as minstrel Dan Emmett (d. 1904). Emmett returned there in 1888, poor, and later taught Baltzell to play the fiddle.}.




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