Old Box Stove (The)
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OLD BOX STOVE. AKA and see "Box Stove Jig." Canadian (originally), American; Jig. Canada, Ontario. USA, Vermont. F Major ('A' part) & B Flat Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB: AA'BB (Phillips). The melody was composed by Ontario fiddler Ward Allen (1924-1965), a professional fiddler who won contest after contest in Canada in the 1950's and who had a successful career playing over the radio.
Source for notated version: Clem Myers (Vermont) [Phillips].
Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 360 (appears as "Box Stove Jig"). Allen & Ganam (Treasury of Canadian Fiddle Tunes), 1992 (1st edition 1957); p. 27.
Recorded sources: Fretless 101, "The Campbell Family: Champion Fiddlers." Fretless 103, Clem Myers: Northeast Regional Old Time Fiddle Champion 1967 & 1970" (1974). Mariposa Records S 29397, Rudy Meeks - "Heritage Fiddle" (1976) . Sparton Records SP 203, "Ward Allen Presents Maple Leaf Hoedown, Vol. 1" (1957).