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RED RIVER VALLEY. American, Two-Step (2/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The redoubtable tune ubiquitous to old songsters and children’s music books. “Red River Valley” is usually played as a two-step by fiddlers, or as a breakdown for dances. In the movie The Grapes of Wrath, Henry Fonda sings the tune to his mother while dancing with her (in ¾, waltz, time).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Henry Ford (Good Morning), 1926.

Recorded sources:




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