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LAURA SUSAN. New England, Reel or Polka. F Major. Standard tuning (fidde). AABB. Composed by Dudley Briggs in honor of Laura Susan, the daughter of New England dance caller and musician Ralph Page and his wife Ada Novak (whom he married in 1945). Briggs, like Page, was a contra dance caller and teacher who also composed several other dances and tunes in the 1950's that Page used, including "Dud's Reel" and "Jefferson's Reel" (adapted from "Jefferson and Liberty").

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Miller & Perron (Irish Traditional Fiddle Music), 1978; No. 55. Sannella (Balance and Swing).

Recorded sources: F&W Records 1, "F&W String Band" (1969).

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