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KRAMAR (BITNAR). AKA and see "Old Greene County," "Bittner," "Twelfth Virginia," "Old Wilkinsburg March," "Mount Pleasant (2)," "Old Number Two." American, Reel or March. USA, southwestern Pa. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC. Bayard (1981) found this tune to be exclusive to southwestern Pa., and known to both fiddlers and fifers. The title "Bitnar" or "Bittner" comes from once famous old fifer Andreas Bittner, from whom other fifers had the tune or associated it with him. "Kramar" may simply be a mishearing of "Bittner."

Source for notated version: Mount Pleasant (fife) Tablatures (Pa., 1950's) [Bayard].

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 387C, p. 369.

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