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REDMAN'S REEL. AKA and see "Richmond Cotillion." Old-Time, Breakdown. D Major ('A' part) & A Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Christeson (1984, p. 59) says his "Breakdown #92" by Bill Katon (Missouri) is similar to the "Redman's Reel" printed in Ira Ford's collection. Bayard finds the first part known to fiddlers in various parts of the country—see also his Pennsylvania collected "Who Hit Nellie With the Stove Pipe" and Cazden's New York collected "Polka Reel." Ford also included a tune called "Redman's Favorite Schottische," so it may be that a (probably Missouri) fiddler named Redman was one of his sources for tunes.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Ford (Traditional Music in America), 1940; p. 116.