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X:1 T:Lady on the Railroad M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel S:Howe - 1000 Jigs and Reels (c. 1867) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D A/G/ |: F(A/F/) D/F/A/F/ | G(B/G/) d/G/B/G/ | F(A/F/) D/F/A/d/ | B/G/F/G/ ED | F(A/F/) D/F/A/F/ | G(B/G/) d/G/B/G/ | FG/F/ D/F/A/d/ | B/G/F/G/ ED :| |: A/c/d/e/ f(f/a/) | g/e/f/d/ e/d/B/d/ | A/c/d/e/ f/d/f/g/ | b/f/d/f/ e2 | A/c/d/e/ f(f/a/) | g/e/f/d/ e/d/B/d/ | A/c/d/e/ f/e/f/g/ | a/f/d/f/ ed :|




Additional notes
Source for notated version : - "As played by Jimmy Norton, the Boss Jig Player," states Boston publisher Elias Howe. Norton was presumably a band-leader or principal instrumentalist in the Boston, Massachusetts, area in the mid-19th century. Howe collected from a variety of sources, including regional musicians. Paul Wells says "Norton is easily traced in directories from the early 1860's to the early 1890's. Often his business address was the same as Howe's" [1].

Printed sources : - Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 49. Howe (Musician's Omnibus No. 6), Boston, c. 1880-1882; p. 418.






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  1. PAUL F. WELLS (2010). Elias Howe, William Bradbury Ryan, and Irish Music in Nineteenth-Century Boston. Journal of the Society for American Music, 4, p. 417.