New House was Built (The)
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NEW HOUSE WAS BUILT, THE. AKA and see "Wes Muir's Tune." Old-Time, Breakdown. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title comes from Hollis Shumaker, La Plata, Adair County, north-central Missouri. Another Missouri fiddler, Nile Wilson (1912-2008), Linn County, called the reel "Wes Muir's Tune" from a contemporary of his father who lived in the New Boston area.
Source for notated version: Geoff Seitz with the Ill-Mo Boys [Phillips].
Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1994; p. 164.
Recorded sources: MSOTFA, Nile Wilson - "Now That's A Good Tune: Masters of Traditional Missouri Fiddling".
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Hear Nile Wilson's version (as "Wes Muir's Tune") at Slippery Hill