Prison in Yorkies-do-well (The)

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PRISON IN YORKIES-DO-WELL, THE. American, Air (6/8 time). USA, southwestern Pa. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Bayard (1981) states this was originally a song tune, of which only a fragment of the words survived, beginning "There was a prison in Yorkies--Do-Well," and a chorus of "With my fol de rol dol de O day."

Sarah Armstrong

Source for notated version: Mrs. Sarah Armstrong (fiddler from Westmoreland County, Pa., 1943) [Bayard].

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 466, pp. 443-444.

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