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LET THE LADIES RIDE OUTSIDE. Canadian, Reel. Canada, Prince Edward Island. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Bayard's (1981) source told a story about the origins of the name of the tune which involves a trolley line on Prince Edward Island in which there were two levels of seats, one sheltered and one exposed to the elements on the top of the car. Supposedly one old gent, having been crowded out of the lower level by the women (who customarily sat there), used to call out "Let the ladies ride outside."

Source for notated version: Lorin Simmons (Prince Edward Island, 1930's) [Bayard].

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 7, p. 575.

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