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OLD JAKEY BUZZARD. American, Reel. USA, southwestern Pa. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A composite tune, concludes Samual Bayard. The first strain is cognate with the first strain of Madame Bolduc's song "Old Man and the Old Woman (1)," while the second strain "is that of the once extremely popular 'Jaybird'" [Bayard, p. 79]. See also the similar regional tune "Pine Top (1)."

Source for notated version: George Clever (elderly fiddler from Jefferson County, Pa., 1948), Hogg (Pa., 1948) [Bayard].

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle, March to the Fife), 1981; No. 142A-B, p. 78.

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