Old Rocking Chair (The)
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OLD ROCKING CHAIR, THE. New England, Jig. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by Ralph Page (1903-1985, New Hampshire), the "dean of the contra dance callers," and a seminal figure in New England traditional dance and music for 40 years .
Not Shetland fiddler Tom Anderson's similarly titled "Auld Restin' Chair (Da)."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 87, p. 62. Northern Junket, vol. 13, No. 10, 1976. Page (The Ralph Page Book of Contras), 1969; p. 9. Sweet (Fifer's Delight), 1965/1981; p. 35.
Recorded sources: Great Meadow Music, Bob McQuillen and Rodney Miller - "Pure Quill" (2000).