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ONCE UPON MY CHEEK. AKA and see "On the Right Cheek." American, Reel. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Cole): AABBCC (Phillips). The 'A' part is the same as that of the tune known variously as "Murillo's Lesson," "Morelli's Lesson" or "Morella's Lesson," which can be found in 19th century instrumental tutors. See also the nearly identical hornpipe version "Colosseum (The)." The first strain has similarities to the Ozarks breakdown "Tom and Jerry."

Source for notated version: Taylor McBaine (Mo.) [Phillips].

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 15. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 213. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 39.

Recorded sources: Missouri State Old Time Fiddlers Association 002, Taylor McBaine (b. 1911) - "Boone County Fiddler" (appears as "On the Right Cheek"). RCA Victor ‎– LCP 1044, King Ganam - "King Of The Fiddle."




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