X:1 T:Mitchell's Favorite M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, B:leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a B:Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, B:Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc. (1876, p. 51) N:Coes performed with the San Francisco Minstrels in California from 1852 to 1859.Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (3D/E/F/|SGB/G/ A/G/B/G/|z/B/c/e/ d/B/A/F/|GB/G/ A/G/B/G/|z/a/g/e/ d/B/A/F/:| |:B/d/c/e/ d/f/e/g/|f/a/g/e/ d/g/e/c/|B/d/c/e/ d/f/e/g/|f/a/g/e/ d/B/A/G/:| |:z/a/g/e/ d/B/A/G/|z/B/c/e/ d/B/F/G/!D.C.!:|
MITCHELL'S FAVORITE. American, Reel (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. "Mitchell's Favorite" was first published in blackface minstrel performer and composer George H. Coes' Coes Album of Jigs and Reels (1876). The title likely refers to another minstrel performer, Mike Mitchell, for whom see note for "Mike Mitchell's Favorite Jig."