Marching Quadrille

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MARCHING QUADRILLE. AKA and see "Jordie Jig (The)." Old-Time, Quadrille (6/8 time). USA, Nebraska. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. According to Christeson's source, Nebraska fiddler Bob Walters (1889-1960), family tradition had it that this tune was used in the Civil War. Christeson thought the tune was derived from the Scottish "Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre," and identified that it was also one of the strains in "Grandpa's Favorite Quadrille," published in Henry Ford's Good Morning where it was credited to E.T. Root and Sons. It is indeed a derivation of "Muckin' o' Geordie's Byre" and Walters' tune is virtually identical to the "Jordie Jig (The)", as played by Angus Chisholm and other Cape Breton fiddlers.

Bob Walters

Source for notated version: Bob Walters (Burt County, Nebraska), 1955 [Christeson].

Printed sources: R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 1), 1973; p. 122.

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