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X:1 T:Ross Reel [2] C:Zeke Backus 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. 27) N:Coes performed with the San Francisco Minstrels in California from 1852 to 1859. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:E B/G/|EG/B/ e/g/f/e/|d/e/f/g/ ag/a/|b/g/a/f/ g/e/f/d/|B/a/g/f/ e/c/B/A/| G/E/G/B/ e/g/f/e/|d/e/f/g/ ag/a/|b/g/a/f/ g/e/f/d/|A/a/g/f/ e|| |:d/e/|f/B/ {c}(3B/A/B/ g/B/ {c}(3B/A/B/|a/B/g/B/ f/B/ {c}(3B/A/B/|e/f/g/a/ b/g/a/f/|g/e/f/d/ B/c/B/A/| G/E/G/B/ e/g/f/e/|d/e/f/g/ ag/a/|b/g/a/f/ g/e/f/d/|B/a/g/f/ e:|]

ROSS' REEL [1]. AKA and see "First Night in Leadville (The)," "Taylor's Reel (3)." American, Reel (2/4 time). E Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This composition is credited blackface minstrel and tune composer biography:Zeke Backus in Coes Album of Jigs and Reels and Ryan’s Mammoth Collection/Cole's 1000. Backus was also a minstrel performer, and apparently spent at least some time in San Francisco. The reel is not related to the similarly-titled "Ross's Reel No. 1" or "Ross's Reel No. 4."

Fr. John Quinn finds the tune under the title "Taylor's Reel (3)" in Elias Howe's Musician's Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7 (1880-1882).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 42. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883.

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