Annotation:Little Red Barn (The)

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LITTLE RED BARN, THE. AKA and see "Little Red Wagon," "Old Red Barn (The)." American, Quadrille (Jig). USA, Missouri. A Major ('A', 'B', 'C' parts), E Major ('D' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. The tune was popular with fiddlers from Ohio and New York state, who knew it as "Old Red Barn (The)" or "Red Barn Quadrille." In Michigan and parts of the Mid-West, it was known as "Little Red Barn." Paul Gifford says the tune was widely known among older musicians in the western Great Lakes region in the 20th century. It was recorded in 1923 on a 78 RPM record by Ohio fiddler John Baltzell (as "Old Red Barn Medley Quadrille") for Edison records. Edison at the time was supporting Edison's friend and fellow business magnate Henry Ford to record champion fiddlers to promote and preserve old-time dance music, an interest of Ford's. The Victor recordings from this era surpassed other recording companies' efforts in terms of quality and fidelity. See also note for "Annotation:Old Red Barn (The)."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Charlie Walden (Columbia, Missouri) [Christeson].

Printed sources : - R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 2), 1984; No. 146, p. 98.

Recorded sources : - Edison 51236 (78 RPM), John Baltzell (1923. Appears as "Old Red Barn Medley Quadrille").

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Baltzell's 1923 recording at [2]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [3]
Hear Missouri fiddler Charles Larson's home recording by R.P. Christeson at Slippery Hill [4]

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