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MUSINGS OF AN OLD BACHELOR. American, Hornpipe. E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. Composed by Setauket, Long Island, painter and fiddler William Sidney Mount (1807-1868) [1] on September 21st, 1845.

William Sidney Mount

For an excellent contextualization of Mount and his music, see Christopher J. Smith's The Creolization of American Culture: William Sidney Mounty and the Roots of Blackface Minstrelsy (2013).

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