Lansing Quadrille

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X:1 T:Lansing Quadrille S:Alfred Bailey (Kentucky) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Rounder 0376, Alfred Bailey - Traditional Fiddle Music of Kentucky vol. 1 (1997) F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G +slide+b2ab- b2ef|gfga g2Bc|d2B2e2B2|d2c4fg| a2ga- a2g2|1fefa f2df|e2d2 c2d2|B2G2B2ga:| |2 fefa f2AB|d2d2e2f2|[B2g2][B4g4]z|| B|:G2B2-BABc|d2d2-d2dc|B2c2d2e2|d2d2-d2dB| |1A2B2c2d2|f2 f2-f2 e2|d2d2 edfd|gfga g4:| |2A2f2 fafe|d2f2 fafe|d2d2e2f2|[B2G2][B4G4]z2||

LANSING QUADRILLE. American, Quadrille or Two-Step (cut time). USA, Kentucky. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Informant Alfred Bailey's (Fleming County, Ky.) source for the tune, Tom York, worked on Ohio River steamboats. John Harrod and Mark Wilson believe the title may have originally been "Lanser's Quadrille" a generic name for a type of multi-part dance still called a Lancers' Set in some parts of North America. Jeff Titon (2001) points out the tune represents an uncommon style in Kentucky-that of a ballroom dance salon or riverboat parlor-rather than the 'hoedown' dances of rural regions. These tunes were much more common in northern North America, and are direct descendents of the more restrained dances of the British Isles and the Continent. Some of these tunes were preserved in northeastern Kentucky fiddling, and, according to Tom Carter (1990) can be seen in some Virginia fiddling as well, as for example, in the playing of Emmett Lundy. See also "Portsmouth Airs" for another of this genre.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Alfred Bailey (Fleming County, northeast Ky., and Petersville, Lewis County, Ky., 1987), who learned the tune from Tom York [Titon].

Printed sources : - Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 86, p. 113.

Recorded sources: -Rounder 0376, Alfred Bailey (et al) - "Traditional Fiddle Music of Kentucky, vol. 1: Up the Ohio and Licking Rivers" (1997).

See also listing at:
Hear Alfred Bailey's field recording (by John Harrod and Guthrie Meade in 1986) at Slippery Hill [1] and Berea Sound Archives [2]

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