On the Elevated

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ON THE ELEVATED. American, Hornpipe (2/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by George W. Allen, the tune appears in his late 19th century music manuscript collection. While nothing is known about Allen, there are a few titles in his MS. that reference New York locations. The elevated railway in New York commenced with the West Side and Yonkers Paten Railway in 1868, followed by the Manhattan Railway in 1875. Elevated railways followed in Boston (1887) and Chicago (1892).

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