Nelse Mowry's Reel
X:1 T:Nelse Mowry's Reel C:Zeke Backus 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. 45) N:Coes performed with the San Francisco Minstrels in California from 1852 to 1859. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D (g/f/e/)|d/c/d/A/ B/d/A/F/|G/e/F/d/ E/g/f/e/|d/c/d/A/ B/d/A/F/|G/B/A/F/ D/g/f/e/| d/c/d/A/ B/d/A/F/|G/E/F/D/ E/g/f/e/|d/c/d/A/ B/d/A/F/|G/B/A/F/ D:| |:(3A,/B,/C/|(3D/D/D/ D/F/ E/D/F/A/|A/F/G/B/ A/F/E/C/|(3D/D/D/ D/F/ E/D/F/A/|1 B/G/A/F/ E(3A,/B,/C/:|2 B/G/A/F/ D|| (3A/B/c/|d/A/d/f/ e/A/e/g/|f/d/f/a/ g/f/g/a/|g/f/e/d/ B/d/g/f/|f/d/e/c/ d/A/B/c/| d/A/d/f/ e/A/e/g/|f/d/f/a/ g/f/g/a/|a/f/g/e/ f/g/e/g/|f/e/d/c/ d!D.C.!||
NELSE MOWRY'S REEL. AKA - "Nelse Mobray's Reel." American, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'CC. "Nelse Wowry's Reel" was printed in Coes Album of Jigs and Reels (1876) where it is attributed to blackface minstrel fiddler Zeke Backus. Editor W.B. Laybourn concurs its American provenance in Köhler's Violin Repository Book 2 (c. 1883).