Pigeon on the Pier (1)
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PIGEON ON THE PIER . AKA and see "Pigeon on the Gatepost." Canadian; Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Copyright is assigned to Canadian fiddler Jim Magill by the Jarman publishing company. The tune was played as "Pigeon on the Pier" by Bill, Laury and Francis Cormier, a trio of brothers who all played for George Wade’s Cornhuskers, an extremely popular Canadian dance ensemble of the thirties and forties.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Jarman (The Cornhuskers Book of Square Dance Tunes), 1944; p. 12.
Recorded sources: Rounder Records 7007, Graham Townsend -
"Classics of Irish, Scottish, and French-Canadian Fiddling" (1978. Learned from the Cornhuskers). Graham Townsend - "The Legacy, vol 2."
See also listing at:
Hear Graham Townsend's 1978 recording on youtube.com