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X:1 T:Root Hog or Die [3] C:Dan Emmett M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, B:leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a B:Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, B:Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc. (1876, p. 10) N:Coes performed with the San Francisco Minstrels in California from 1852 to 1859. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A,|A,/4A,/4z/B,/ D>E|F/E/D/E/ F/<A/ z/A/|{c}B/A/B/c/ d/c/d/B/|A/F/D/F/ E/D/B,| A,/A,/z/B,/ D>E|F/E/D/E/ F/A/z/A/|{c}B/A/B/c/ d/c/d/B/|A/F/E/F/ Dz:| |:DF A/F/ z/F/|A/F/c E2|EG B/G/z/G/|B/G/e A2| Ac e/c/ z/c/|e/c/a d2|A,C E/C/ z/C/|E/C/E D:| |:(3A/B/c/|dc/d/ B/d/A/d/|B/d/A/d/ B/F/z/F/|z/A,/B, D>E|F/E/D/F/ E/B,/z/B,/| z/B,/B, D>E|F/E/D/E/ F/F/z/A/|{c}B/A/B/c/ d/c/d/B/|A/F/E/F/ D:|]



ROOT HOG OR DIE [3]. American, Reel (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The tune is attributed in Coes to song composer Daniel Decatur Emmett (1815-1904) of blackface minstrel fame. The first strain is shared with the "Dubuque" family of tunes.


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Printed sources : - George H. Coes (Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc.), 1876; p. 10.






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