Old Southern Schottische

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OLD SOUTHERN SCHOTTISCHE. AKA - "Old South." AKA and see "Crystal Schottische," "Two-Step Schottische." American, Schottische. USA; Michigan, Arizona. G Major ('A' part) & D Major ('B' part) & C Major ('C' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Johnson says the tune has been played in Michigan "at least since the days of Henry Ford's orchestra in the 1920's." Arizona fiddler Kenner C. Kartchner called this tune "old as the hills" and thought it 'originated in the South'. The tune is a variant of "Crystal Schottische," composed by William Byerly and published in New York (by Firth, Pond & Co.) in 1853.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Johnson (The Kitchen Musician's No. 7: Michigan Tunes), vol. 7, 1986-87; p. 2. Lovett (Good Morning: Music, Calls and Directions for Old Time Dancing), 1943; p. 99. Ruth (Pioneer Western Folk Tunes), 1948; No. 93, p. 33 (as "Old South").

Recorded sources: Columbia 555D (78 RPM), Henry Ford's Old Time Dance Orchestra (1926).

See also listing at:
Hear the Henry Ford orchestra's 1926 recording at the Internet Archive [1] and on youtube.com [2] [3]




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