Ned Kendall's Favorite
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NED KENDALL'S FAVORITE. American, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Ned Kendall  (1808-1861) was a renowned keyed-bugle player and bandleader based in eastern Massachusetts in the mid-19th century. Not the hornpipe listed below. The melody was apparently once quite popular, for it appears in White's Unique Collection' included in a page of reels labelled "Six Favorite Reels," in the company of such still-familiar tunes as "Miss McLeod's Reel (1)," "Arkansas Traveler," "Devil's Dream (1)," "Old Zip Coon" and "Lady Walpole's Reel."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 16. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 40. White's Unique Collection, 1896; No. 174, p. 32.