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X:1 T:Neil Gow's Rant M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Reel S:fiddler John Meighen (1930's, Jacktown, Greene County) N:Meighen was in his 80's in 1930) B:Bayard - Dance to the Fiddle, March to the Fife (1981, No. 1) K:G d>c|:B>GB>G B>GD>D|A>FA>F A>FD>D|B>GB>G D2 D>D|AGED G2 Gz:| |:G,>B,D>D G2G2|G,>G, B,G, A,2A,2|G,>G,B,>D G2 G2|{D}E>DB,>D G2Gz:| |:D>GGG G2G2|D>GGG A2A2|.D2 G<G .D2 G<G|EDB,D G2G2:| |:d>dBd GdBd|e2 (3=fed e2 (3fed|ddBd dBBd|A2 (3BAG A2 (3BAG:| |:G>GB>d g>gg>B|G>GB>G A>AA>B|G>GB>d g>gg>d|edBd g2 gz:| |:G,>G, Bd .g2.g2|G,>G, BG .A2.A2|G,zgzG,zgz|edBd g2 gz:|]

NEIL GOW'S RANT. American, Reel. USA, southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDDEE. The title would seem to indicate composition by the famous Scots fiddler Niel Gow (1727-1807), however, nothing like it appears in that fiddler's published works. In fact the tune resembles more a pastiche of strathspey-like dotted rhythms and melody.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - John Meighen (elderly fiddler, in his 80's, from Wind Ridge (Jacktown), Greene County, southwest Pa., 1930's) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle, March to the Fife), 1981; No. 1, p. 17.

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