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X:1 T:Old Man and the Old Woman [2], The M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Bayard - Dance to the Fiddle, March to the Fife (1981) K:Ador A,|:CA,EA, CA,EA,|B,G,DG, B,G,DG,|A,A,EA, C,A,EA,|B,A,A,G, A,2A,2:|| efeA ^cdef|gfed BA G2|efeA ^cdee|eaaa a2a2| efeA ^cdef|gfed BA G2|ABAD FGAB|cAGD !fermata!A,3||

OLD MAN AND THE OLD WOMAN [2]. AKA and see "Growling Old Man and Grumbling Old Woman (The)." Canadian, Reel. Canada, Prince Edward Island. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The melody, with its distinctive high and low parts, is often titled after and old man and old woman arguing, and is a core tune in French-Canadian repertory that has been absorbed into North American fiddling canon. Samuel Bayard collected almost exclusively from southwestern Pennsylvania fife and fiddle players, but occasionally added tunes from his collection from fiddlers further afield whom he had contact with. One was Lorin Simmons, from Prince Edward Island, who played the first strain of the reel slowly, then gradually accelerated, with the second strain always played rapidly.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Lorin Simmons (Prince Edward Island, 1930's) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle, March to the Fife), 1981; Appendix No. 9, p. 576.

Recorded sources : - Hear Don Messer's version on [1]

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