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ROAD TO CALIFORNIA. American, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is associated with the playing of fiddler Harold Luce (1918-2014), of Chelsea, Vermont. He was a member of the Ed Larkin Contra Dancers beginning in 1934, taught others to play, played at the Tunbridge Fair and two different World's Fairs in New York, and was in demand for local private and public events.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 167.

Recorded sources: - Recording Co. of Vermont, Harold Luce & Adam Boyce - "Down the outside : a collection of 26 old-time contra dance tunes with historical notes and dance instructions" (1995). Mick Doherty et al, The Whammaddiddle Dingbats - “Saturday at the Market” (1987).

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