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X: 1 % T: 84. ROSEMONT QUADRILLE B: Sam Bayard, "Hill Country Tunes" 1944 #84 N: Played by Emery Martin, (near) Dunbar, PA, Oct 14, 1943. N: Learned from his brother, who learned it from F.P. Provance. N: Emery Martin learned this tune by ear, and for a long while called it "The Fillmore Provance Tune," N: thus -- as is quite common -- naming it after the fiddler from whose playing his own family acquired N: it. Later, upon his playing the air for someone else, he was told that the title given here was the N: correct one, and accordingly adopted it. His informant also told him that the tune, under this name, N: was to be found in the collection "Gems of the Ball," which the editor has not seen. R: reel, polka M: 4/4 L: 1/8 Z: 2010 John Chambers <jc:trillian.mit.edu> K: G [A2-D2] |\ [AD]B[AD][AD] F2[A2D2] | d2F2 [A3D3]d | "a."cc[e2A2] B2c2 | dcde f2[A2-D2] | [AD]B[AD][AD] F2[A2D2] | d2F2 [A3D3]d | "a."cce2 B2c2 | d4 {B}=c2z2 ||[K:^f=c] K: G g6 B2 | cBA2 G2"b."[A2D2] | [E6G,6]FE | D4 F2A2 | d4 {B}c4 | B2G2 [A2D2]F2 | G2[F2G,2] [E2G,2]D2 | [G4G,4] B2d2 | g6 B2 | cBA2 G2A2 | f4 e2z2 | d2B2 G3E | D2G2 B3d | d2AB c2F2 | [G6G,6] "D.C."y |] P: Var: "a."c2 || "b."[A2E2] |]



ROSEMONT QUADRILLE. Old-Time, Breakdown. D Major ('A' part) & G Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "Emery Martin learned this tune by ear, and for a long while called it 'The Fillmore Provance Tune,' thus--as is quite common--naming it after the fiddler from whose playing his own family acquired it. Later, upon his playing the air for someone else, he was told that the title given here was the correct one, and accordingly adopted it. His informant also told him that the tune, under this name, was to be found in the collection 'Gems of the Ball', which the editor has not seen" (Bayard, 1944).

The piece may by the "Rosemont Lancers", which was published in 1903 in a volume of quadrilles and contra dances by L. Raymond, arranged for piano.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Emery Martin, (near) Dunbar, Pennsylvania, October 14, 1943 (learned from his brother, who learned it from F.P. Provance) [Bayard, 1944].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Hill Country Tunes), 1944; No. 84.

Recorded sources: - Mark Tamsula & Richard Withers - "Up Jumped Joe in the Middle of It: Old Time Music of Southwestern Pennsylvania" (2013).



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