Old Homestead (The)
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OLD HOMESTEAD, THE. Canadian, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Ontario fiddler John Burt in 1933. Burt was, at the time, one of three fiddlers with the group "George Wade and His Cornhuskers," a big-band ensemble that also had a jew's-harp, piano, trumpet and drums . At one time the group also featured a young fiddler, Jean Carignan. The reel has similarities with American "Rachel (1)."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Jarman (The Cornhuskers Book of Square Dance Tunes), 1944; p. 19.