Rochester Schottische (1)
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ROCHESTER SCHOTTISCHE . AKA and see "Walking in the Parlor (2)." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; North Carolina, Virginia. D Major. ADae or Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AABB (most versions). The tune was known by the title "Rochester Schottische" to fiddler Ben Jarrell (1880-1946) and his son, Tommy Jarrell (1901-1985), the influential old-time fiddler from Mt. Airy, N.C., although it bears no resemblance to the "Rochester Schottishe" that is printed in older American collections, nor is it, for that matter, a schottische at all, rather, it is played as a breakdown. Barry Poss (1976) suggests that another "Rochester Schottische" tune was played at one time in the Round Peak (N.C.) area, but that the title became detached from the melody, and, as a "floater," became attached to this tune. Similarly, the alternate title, "Walking in the Parlor (2)" (used by other Round Peak musicians, such as Charlie Lowe), can be found in the South in numerous versions, though all seem dissimilar to this tune of Tommy Jarrell's. “Mama's Little Baby” uses similar melodic material.