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X:1 T:Norton's Reel M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Schottische S:Howe - 1000 Jigs and Reels (1867) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D {B,}(A,/G,/A,/B,/ D)F/A/ | B/F/A/F/ E/D/B,/A,/ | {B,}A,/G,/A,/B,/ D/E/F/A/ | B/d/A/F/ D2 | {B,}(A,/G,/A,/B,/ D)F/A/ | B/F/A/F/ B/F/A/F/ | {e}d/c/d/e/ f/g/a/g/ | f/d/e/c/ dz :|| {g}f/e/f/d/ d/e/f/d/ | e/f/d/f/ e/d/B/A/ | {g}f/e/f/d/ d/e/f/d/ | e/d/B/F/ D>g | {g}f/e/f/d/ d/e/f/d/ | e/f/d/f/ e/d/B/z/ | (3b/b/b/b/b/ b/b/a/g/ | e/d/e/c/ d2 | {g}f/e/f/d/ d/e/f/d/ | e/f/d/f/ e/d/B/A/ | {g}f/e/f/d/ d/e/f/d/ | e/d/B/F/ Dz | Ta4 | b2 a2 | d(3d'/d'/d'/ d'/d'/d'/f'/ | e'/d'/f'/e'z ||

NORTON'S REEL. American, Reel or Schottische. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Apparently associated with the Jimmy Norton who is identified as the "Boss jig player" in the Howe publications. Norton was presumably a Boston area musician and/or bandleader with a local reputation, although relatively little him has surfaced to date. Paul Wells says "Norton is easily traced in [Boston city] directories from the early 1860's to the early 1890's. Often his business address was the same as [Boston music publisher Elias] Howe's" [1].Two publications, "Jiggy Jigs (Five Old Favorites) Set 1" and "Real Reels (Five Old Favorites) Set 1" are by a Jimmy Norton and are advertised in Jacobs Band Monthly of January, 1921; however they were copyrighted in 1907. It is not known if this is the same Norton or not. See also Howe's "Norton's Favorite."

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Printed sources : - Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 53.

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  1. PAUL F. WELLS (2010). Elias Howe, William Bradbury Ryan, and Irish Music in Nineteenth-Century Boston. Journal of the Society for American Music, 4, p. 417.