Pleasant Walk (The)

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PLEASANT WALK, THE. American (?), Air (6/8 time). A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Pleasant Walk" is a laboring air sung in the Shaker community of Hancock [1], Massachusetts, around 1857. The first strain of the tune was adapted by Phidelio Collins from a Revolutionary War-era martial tune called "Cuba March (The)."

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Recorded sources: Gourd Music 114, "Tree of Life."




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