Annotation:O Little Girl what Makes You Look so Clever

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X:1 T:O Little Girl what Makes You Look so Clever M:4/4 L:1/8 S:Strosnider, 1928 (southwestern Pa.) B:Bayard - Dance to the Fiddle, March to the Fife (1981, No. 261B) K:G D>G|OB>BA>G B>BB>c|e>d B2G2 D>G|B>BA>G B>BA>G|B>BA>G {A}G2!fine!|| {d}g3f gg d2|e<aa2 a4|g3f g2g2|e>fg>f e>d B2!D.C.!||

O LITTLE GIRL WHAT MAKES YOU LOOK SO CLEVER. AKA and see "Girl that Looks so Clever O!," "Susan Lick the Ladle," "Darkey Under the Woodpile." American, Schottische? (4/4 time). USA, southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Bayard (1981) mentions the similarity (in name only) of his Pennsylvania-collected versions with the Scottish "Lick the Ladle Sandy (1)," printed by the Gows. The tune of "Susan Lick the Ladle" is unrelated to the tune of "Lick the Ladle Sandy"). Bayard remarked that he was not able to trace the tune satisfactorily in British and Irish collections, though he considered it to have a "marked Scoto-Irish flavor." He sees some general resemblance to "Irish Hautboy (The)," although stops short of calling it a cognate tune.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - George Strosnider (elderly fiddler from Greene County, Pa., 1928) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 261C, p. 222.

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