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INIMITABLE REEL. AKA and see "Bunch of Chickens (A)," "Everybody's Fancy." American, New England; Reel. USA; Nebraska, New Hampshire. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The piece is widely disseminated due to its appearance in Ryan's Mammoth Collection/Cole's 1000 Fiddle Tunes, the standard source for fiddlers who read music in the mid-20th century in America. The melody is similar to the first two strains of "Kitty Sharp's Championship Jig."

Source for notated version: E. Christie [Cole's]; Bob Walters (Burt County, Nebraska) [Christeson].

Printed sources: R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 2), 1984; No. 124, p. 77. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 36. Miller & Perron (New England Fiddlers Repertoire), 1983; No. 115. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 62. Sweet (Fifer's Delight), 1964/1981; p. 80. Tolman (Nelson Music Collection), 1969; p. 8.

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