Oho Oho I've Found You Out

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OHO, OHO, I'VE FOUND YOU OUT. AKA and see "Asey's Piece," "Hunnell's Double Drag," "O I hae seen the roses blaw," "Ellis' Jig," "Mason's Quickstep." American, March (6/8 time). USA; southwestern Pa., northern W.Va. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The first and second alternate titles commemorate once famous southwestern Pa. fifers. Bayard (1981) indicates the tune was one of the favorite pieces of western Pa. and northern W. Va. fifers and martial bands, and may have had great currency at one time in a broad geographic range. He traces it back to the Northumbrian small-pipes tradition and says it is derivative of the mixolydian "O I hae seen the roses blaw" (Stokoe & Bruce, p. 84).

Source for notated version: Marion Yoders (fifer from Greene County, Pa., 1962), Charles Ganiear (Greene County, Pa., 1960), James Taylor and John Tustin (Greene County, Pa., 1930's), Hiram Horner (fifer from Westmoreland and Fayette Counties, Pa., 1944 & 1960), Hoge MS (No. 9) [Bayard].

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 610A-F, pp. 540-541.

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