MISTWOLD. American, Reel. USA, New Hampshire. B Flat Major (Laufman): G Major (Barnes). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A modern composition by caller Dudley Laufman (Canterbury, New Hampshire) in honor of Mistwold Farm in Fremont, New Hampshire, where he first country danced. "Jonathan Quimby was my first fiddler and Mrs. Sheldon the pianist. We danced in the living room on the orange wide-boarded floor. Everyone could tell when we had come straight from the barn without bathing because of the heavy odor of talc" [Laufman]. David Newitt set an English country dance to the tune in 1993.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes, vol. 2), 2005; p. 86. Laufman (Okay, Let's Try a Contra, Men on the Right, Ladies on the Left, Up and Down the Hall), 1973; p. 37.
Recorded sources: F&W Records 5, Canterbury Country Orchestra "Mistwold."
See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources