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X:1 T:Lost Indian [6] M:4/4 L:1/8 S:Ed Trimmer (Kentucky) B:Bayard - Dance to the Fiddle (1981, No. 146) N:drone 'e' and 'A' strings throughout R:Reel K:A e4 c3D|ED E2 A4E|A2A2 BABA|cAcA BABc| [e4e4][E3c3]D|EDE2 A3A|[E2B2]B2 cAdB|cABc [A2e2]:| |:[A2e2]|[A2e2]a2[A2e2]a2|[A2e2]a2 baaf|[A2e2]a2[A2e2]a2|{f}=gf[A2e2] [c2e2:|



LOST INDIAN [6]. American, Reel (whole time). USA, southwestern Pa. A Major (Bayard-Wolford): G Major (Bayard-Provance). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This was the most prevalent version of "Lost Indian" that southwestern Pennsylvania fiddlers played, in Samuel Bayard's collecting experience, although he thought the tune was more widespread. Bayard's (Dance to the Fiddle, 1981) source Provance (who whistled it, as he could no longer play the fiddle) said "a good fiddler can make it sound like an Indian givin' a war-whoop" (p. 81).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Kentucky fiddler Ed Trimmer via Wolford (Pa., 1944) and Provance (Pa., 1944) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; nos. 146A–B, p. 81.






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