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PREACHER'S FAVORITE. AKA - "Ladies Fancy (4)." Old-Time, Breakdown. D Major. ADae tuning (fiddle). AABBCD. The tune is a member of the "Rye Straw (1)" tune family, widely disseminated in the South and Mid-West. As musicologist Alan Jabbour points out (in notes to Virginia fiddler Henry Reed's "Rye Straw" at the Library of Congress [1]), the tune family is "characterized by an oscillation between keys, usually A and D, so that one is often uncertain which key is the true tonal center."

Source for notated version: Jim Davidson (Lincoln County, Oklahoma) [Thede].

Printed sources: Thede (The Fiddle Book), 1967; p. 98.

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