Nigger on the (?)reat

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X:1 T:Nigger on the (?)reat M:2/4 L:1/8 S:Anonymous 1862 American music manuscript collection (p. 1) N: https://archive.org/stream/MerryMen/MUMSS-00079#page/n0/mode/2up Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D|G/B/A/c/ Bd|d/e/c/e/ dD|G/B/A/c/ Bd|d/B/A/B/ G:| |:d|gg ff|ee dB|c/B/c/d/ e/f/g/e/|d/B/A/B/ Gz:|



NIGGER[1] ON THE (?)REAT. American, Reel (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears in an anonymous musician's music manuscript collection (probably a fiddler) dating to 1862, included among cotillions, polkas, waltzes and other dance tunes. Similarities to "Gaston" in Knauff's 1839 publication, and the minstrel tune "Hoop-de-doo-den-doo (2)."

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