Kerry Mills Barn Dance (1)

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X: 1 T: Kerry Mills R: barndance M: 4/4 L: 1/8 K: Gmaj "Intro"G>F|E3D B,3A,|G,>A,B,>C D3z|(3ddd d2 (3^ddd d2|(3eee e>^e f2z2| |:D2B2 B>AG>E|D2 B2 B>AG>E|D2G2 AB3|d6z2|1d2A2 A>Bc2|B2A2 G3z| A2E2 E>FG2|F2e2 d3z|2d2e2 d>BA>G|c2d2 c>GG>A|B>ed>B G2A2| G4-G2|B,>C|:D3E G3A|B2e2 d<BA>G|E2G2 A3G|B4-B2 B,>C|D3E G3A| B2e2 d<BA>G|E2A2 B3E|A4-A2 B,>C|D3E G3A|B2e2 d<BA>G|E2G2 A3G| B4-B2 B>c|d2^c2=c2B2|e2c4 B>A|d2e2B2A2|1G2z4B,>C|2G4-G2||

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.

Additional notes

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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