Kerry Mills Barn Dance (1)

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KERRY MILLS BARN DANCE [1]. Canadian, American; Country Rag or Schottische. D Major ('A' part and 'B' part) & G Major ('C' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by Kerry Mills (1869-1948) in 1908. Mills was a prolific American composer of popular music, including ragtime, marches, cakewalks etc., including the famous tunes "Redwing" (1907) and "Whistling Rufus" (1899). The melody was recorded on a wax cylinder in 1908 by the Edison Symphony Orchestra (Ed2 9909). The original sheet music is in F and B flat. Don Messer recorded it in D and G. The first notated version gives only the 'A' and 'C' parts.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 83.

Recorded sources: Point Records P-229, Don Messer - "Canadian Jigs and Reels."

See also listing at:
Hear Don Messer's recording at Ted McGraw's site [1] [2] (2nd tune on clip).




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