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MADISON'S WHIM. American, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). The tune appears in Philadelphia, Pa., publisher John Carr's First Book of Cotillions (1801), and was also printed in John Paff's The Gentlemens Amusement No. 2 (New York, 1812, p. 8). The title may refer to American President James Madison [1] (1751-1836), who held office from 1809 to 1817.

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Recorded sources: Maggie's Music MMCD216, Hesperus - "Early American Roots" (1997).

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