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OLD AUNT KATIE [2]. AKA and see "Cluck Old Hen (3)" (Pa. floating title). Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Both the title and the alternate title appear to be floating names for the tune in Pennsylvania, remarks Bayard (1981), who traces the tune to Scottish origins, where it also has several titles including "Marquis of Hastings (The)," "Louden's/Loudon's Bonnie Woods (and Braes)," "Lord Moira's Welcome to Scotland," and "Lord Moira." Two lyrics are associated with the tune in Pennsylvania:

Old Aunt Katie, good enough for anybody,
Old Aunt Katie, good enough at all;
Old Aunt Katie, good enough for anybody,
Take 'er in her old clothes, or don't take her at all.
Cluck old hen, cluck right along;
Cluck old hen, till your chickens rolls on;
Cluck old hen, and I don't give a damn--
I can git a woman if you can git a man. .... (Bayard)

Sources for notated versions: Irvin Yaugher (Fayette County, Pa., 1944), Walter Neal (Armstrong County, Pa., 1952) [Bayard].

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 284A-B, p. 237.

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