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X:1 T:Old Piss M:C| L:1/8 S:fifers from southwest Pennsylvania (Bayard) R:Reel or March K:D ag|:f2A2f2A2 |[A4f4]-[A2f2] gf|edcd e2 fe|dcBA F2 ag| f2A2f2A2 |[A4f4]-[A2f2] gf|edcd e2f2|1 (Dd2)(Dd2)ag:|2 (Dd2)(Dd2) AG|| |:FGA2 d2c2|[G6B6] cd| e2A2 ABAG|F6 AG| F2A2 dedc|[G6B6] cd|e2A2 BacA|d6 AG:|



OLD PISS. AKA and see "Few Days (2)." American, March or Reel. USA, southwestern Pa. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The alternate title, "Few Days", in this case a floater (i.e. it is applied to other tunes as well), was seldom used according to Bayard (1981), who stated that "Old Piss" was one of the best-known tunes among southwest Pennsylvania fifers. The intervals of a sixth in the first couple of bars are similar to and reminiscent of the well-known "Liberty (1)."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Marion Yoders (fiddler and fifer from Greene County, Pa., 1961), Hoge MS (Pennsylvania fife MS), Hiram Horner (Westmoreland and Fayette Counties, Pa., 1961) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 158A-C, pp. 95-96.






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