Meeting of the Waters (2)
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MEETING OF THE WATERS . Scottish (originally), Canadian, American; March (4/4 time). USA, New England. Canada, Prince Edward Island. A Major (most versions): D Major (Martin, Perlman). Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Martin): AB (Laufman, Miller & Perron, Sweet): AABB (Perlman): AA'BB' (Songer): AA'AA'BB'BB' (Phillips). The tune was, in past years, a staple at New England contra dances when grand marches were in vogue.
Sources for notated versions: Becky Tracy (Vermont) [Phillips]; Wilfred Bernard (b. 1919, Souris Line Road, North-East Kings County, Prince Edward Island) [Perlman].
Printed sources: Laufman (Okay, Let's Try a Contra, Men on the Right, Ladies on the Left, Up and Down the Hall), 1973; p. 11. Martin (Ceol na Fidhle), vol. 4, 1991; p. 45. Miller & Perron (New England Fiddlers Repertoire), 1983; No. 65. Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; pg. 160. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; p. 84. Songer (Portland Collection vol. 2), 2005; p. 131. Sweet (Fifer's Delight), 1965/1981; p. 74.
Recorded sources: Alcazar Dance Series FR 204, Rodney Miller F&W Records 4, "The Canterbury Country Orchestra Meets the- "New England Chestnuts 2" (1981). F&W String Band." F&W 6, Fireside String Band--"Square Dance Tunes For a Yankee Caller."
See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources