Annotation: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 [1].

Ralph Page

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).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Alan Snyder's Cape Breton Fiddle Recordings Index [3]

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