Old Greene County (1)
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OLD GREENE COUNTY . AKA and see "Kramar," "Bittner," "Twelfth Virginia," "Old Wilkinsburg March," "Mount Pleasant," "Old Number Two." American, March (4/4 time). USA, southwestern Pa. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. Bayard (1981) has not heard this tune outside of Pennsylvania, but states that it was popular with fifers and some fiddlers there, and was popular locally under a variety of titles. In martial bands of the region it was known as a "stop piece," in which fifes and drums would simultaneously stop playing together without any added flourishes or beats. The alternate title "Old Number Two" probably denotes its place in a fife band's repertory.
Source for notated version: nine southwestern Pa. fifers [Bayard].
Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 387A-I, pp. 368-372.