Rolling off a Log (2)

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X:1 % T:Rolling off a Log (2) S:Sarah Armstrong (Derry, southwestern Pa., 1943) M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig N:"The third strain is really an imperfectly-remebered N:alternate ending formula for the second part, and, N:as it stands here, is fragmentary." B:Bayard - Hill Country Tunes (1944, No. 14) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D D2F A2d|f2d A2F|G2G [G2A2e2]d|cBA GFE| D2F A2d|f2d A2F|G2G [G2A2e2]d|cBc d3|| |:e2d cBA|f2e dcd|e2d cBA|f2e d3:| g2f e2d|c2B A2G|F2E D2F|Dz2 Dz2||



ROLLING OFF A LOG [2]. AKA and see "Green Cockade (1) (The)," "Sadler's Balloon." American, Jig. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABBC. Bayard (Hill Country Tunes, 1944) noted that “Rolling off a Log (2)” was another tune that sounded like it came from the British Isles, yet determined it was difficult to trace. However, in notes to the tune in his 1981 collection Dance to the Music, March to the Fife he thought his untitled march (No. 467, p. 444) a better version of the tune, and identified cognates as “Green Cockade (1) (The)” and “Sadler's Balloon.” The slide “Biddy the Darling” in Irish tradition also has a cognate in the first strain.

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - Mrs. Sarah Armstrong (Derry, Pa., 1943) [Bayard, 1944], Hiram Horner (fifer from Westmoreland and Fayette Counties, Pa.) [Bayard, 1981].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Hill Country Tunes), 1944; No. 14. Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 467, p. 444.

Recorded sources: -



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