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PORT'S TUNE. American, Air or March (4/4 time). USA, southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune was named for the fiddler, one Port from McAlevy's Fort, Huntingdon County, Pa., from whom Bayard's source learned the tune. Bayard finds a general resemblance exists between this tune and the shape-note hymn "Sabbath Summons" in McCurry (The Social Harp, 1855, p. 149).
Source for notated version: George Reed (elderly fiddler from Centre County, Pa., 1930's) [Bayard].
Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 26, p. 28.