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PETER KUTZ. AKA and see "Pretty Polly (5)," "Hi Bell." American, Song Tune and Reel. USA, southwestern Pa. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. The title comes from Bayard's source's father, who used to sing to the tune, a once-popular Pennsylvania Dutch song. Bayard identified it as an international tune, probably French in origin, "current on the Continent and in the British Isles in two versions, and earlier one and a later one; and that the later set (corresponding to source Losch's air) is the only one to survive, in instrumental folk tradition." He links the tune to the large family of tunes that includes "Weaver's March (The)," "Come Jolly Bacchus," "Charles of Sweden" and other titles.
Source for notated version: Samuel Losch (Juniata County, Pa., 1930's) [Bayard].
Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 294B, pp. 249-250.