X:1 T:Old Katoone M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, B:leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a B:Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, B:Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc. (1876, p. 49) N:Coes performed with the San Francisco Minstrels in California from 1852 to 1859. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Emin B/e>f e/d/e/g/|B/e>f e/d/B/A/|B/e>f e/d/e/f/|g/f/g/e/ B/c/d/B/:| |:B/E>F G/A/B/A/|B/e>d B/c/A/c/|B/E>F G/A/B/A/|B/e>d B/c/A/c/:|]
OLD KATOONE. American, Reel (2/4 time). E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title remains an enigma, however, the tune appears in George H. Coes Coes Album of Jigs and Reels (1876) just prior the "Canton Jig." If the two were indeed linked by Coes it may be that "Old Katoone" is variation of Canton, the old English name for Guangzhou in China. It may be as well that the melody was supposed to be evocative of oriental music.