Annotation:Rum and Onions

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X:1 % T:Rum and Onions M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig S:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G {B/c/}dGG GFG | Bcd dBG |{A/B/}cAA FGA | ABc cBA | {B/c/}dGG GFG | Bcd dBG |\ M:2/8 L:1/8 .A.A/.A/ .A/.d/.c/.A/ | .G.B.Gz :| M:6/8 L:1/8 {e/f/}gee e^de | bee efg |{d/e/}fdd d^cd | add def | {e/f/}gee e^de | bee efg |\ M:2/4 L:1/8 ff/f/ f/e/e/g/ | egez :|]

RUM AND ONIONS. American, Jig (irregular time: two measures of 2/4 time at end of each 6/8 part). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Rum, boiled together with onions, was once a treatment for gout and kidney stones, and, applied to the scalp, remedy for hair loss. For the past 30 years or more Rum and Onions has been the name of a special Halloween contra dance in Princeton, New Jersey, with the Rum & Onions pick-up contra dance band, with a core of experienced musicians.

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Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 71. Tolman (Nelson Music Collection), 1969; p. 3. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 102.

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