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LITTLE MATH HAMILTON TUNE. American, Reel. USA, southwestern Pa. G Major ('A-D' parts) & C Major ("E-F' parts). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCDEFG. According to Samuel Bayard (1981), he was told the tune was named after its alleged composer, however, it uses strains which appear in "Shepton Hornpipe (The)," while another strain appears in both the shape note hymn "Never Part" and another southwestern Pennsylvania collected reel (No. 61 {untitled}).

Source for notated version: Pardee (Pa.) [Bayard]. Joseph Pardee, of Indiana County, southwestern Pa., was a fiddler in his 70's when Bayard collected the tune from him in 1952.

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 191, p. 148.

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