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PICNIC ROMP. AKA and see "Wake Up Susan (1)," "Red Headed Girl," "Hell on the Potomac (1)," "Hell on the Wabash (1)," "Night We Paid the Rent," "Jack of Diamonds (1)" (Thede). Old-Time, Breakdown. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The first part of the tune is a variant of the familiar “Wake Up Susan (1)”/”Mason's Apron” musical motif used in a variety of tunes in several traditional genres. See notes for under the alternate titles and Samuel Bayard's note under Sarah Armstrong's "Cottage by the Sea (The)."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Ford (Traditional Music in America), 1940; p. 47.

Recorded sources:




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