Rolling off a Log (1)

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ROLLING OFF A LOG [1]. AKA and see "Set canadien de Québec 1ère partie," “Up the River.” American, Jig (6/8 time). C Major ('A' part) & G Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was picked up (presumably from Cole’s 1000) by the Beaton family of Mabou, and popularized among Cape Breton fiddlers. French-Canadian fiddler A.J. Boulay (1883-1948) recorded the tune as the first figure in his "Set canadien de Québec 1ère partie", recorded (with dance figures called in English) in Montreal in December 1928, while violinist/fiddler Percy Scott recorded it in Montreal in 1920 as the first tune in his "Jig Medley." Scott was an early Canadian recording artist, sometimes going by the name 'Happy Joe Jenkins' on recordings.


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Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 73. Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 252, p. 91. Miller & Perron (New England Fiddlers Repertoire), 1983; No. p. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 106.

Recorded sources : - Apex 504/Ajax 17043(78 RPM), Percy Scott (1920. 1st tune in "Jig Medley").

See also listing at :
Alan Snyder’s Cape Breton Fiddle Recording Index [1]
Jane Keefer’s Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]



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