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OLD BLACKBIRD [1], THE. American, March (4/4 time). USA, southwestern Pa. G Major (& E Minor {'B' part}??). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. No relation to the old and much-respected Irish air "Blackbird (3)".

Source for notated version: old Pennsylvania fifer Ananias Bittner via Samuel Wiltrout (fifer from Westmoreland and Fayette Counties, southwestern Pa., 1946) [Bayard].

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 331, p. 303.

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