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LITTLE DUTCH GIRL [2]. AKA and see "Liza Jane (3)." American, Reel. USA, Missouri. A Major (Beisswenger & McCann, Devil's Box): G Major (Phillips). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AABB (Beissenger & McCann, Devil's Box, Phillips). A popular old-time session tune. According to Drew Beisswenger (2008), both sources Earl Collins and Missouri fiddler Bob Holt heard the tune played in Douglas County, Mo., when they were young. This is the second "Little Dutch Girl" tune associated with the Collins family; however, Marion Thede did include this melody in The Fiddle Book (1967, collected from Oklahoma fiddler Joe Wilsie) albeit under the title "Liza Jane No. 3," perhaps because this floating verse was associated with it:

I'll go down the new cut road,
And Liza down the lane;
I'll throw my hat in the corner fence,
And scare poor Liza Jane.

Source for notated version: Earl Collins (1911-1975, originally from Douglas County, Mo.) [Beisswenger & McCann]; Pete Sutherland with Tom MacKenzie [Phillips]; Tom Stauber, learned from Earl Collins [Devil's Box].

Printed sources: Davis (Devil's Box, vol. 21, No. 1), Spring 1987, p. 35. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 142. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 91. Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 176.

Recorded sources: Rounder CD0364, The Boiled Buzzards - "The Marimac Anthology: Deep in Old-Time Music." Sierra/Briar Records SBR-4204, Earl Collins - "That's Earl" (1975).




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