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MANCHESTER. German. Boehme states that the tune is an "old folk dance, and, since 1868, a modern Salon dance." The tune turned up in southwestern Pennsylvania where Bayard collected it as an untitled marching tune [Bayard 1981]. He suspects it has had international currency, perhaps being brought to the state by German settlers.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 295, p. 251. Boehme (Geschichte des Tanzes in Deutschland), 1886; No. 265, p. 166.

Recorded sources:




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