Running through the Rain to Keep Your Hair Dry

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X:1 T:Running through the Rain to Keep Your Hair Dry M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Reel S:Will Raire, via his nephew Walter Neal in 1952 B:Bayard - Dance to the Fiddle, March to the Fife (1981, No. 230) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G e>f|g2d2e2B2|ABAG E3D|G2G2 BdBd|g2G2 B<d-d>d| g2d2e2B2|ABAG E3B|g2g2 efed|B2e2 e3|| f|g2b2 bgbg|e2a2a2 fa|g2 eg f2 df|e2B2B3f| g2b2bgbg|e2a2a2 fa|g2 eg f2^d2|e4 e3||



RUNNING THROUGH THE RAIN TO KEEP YOUR HAIR DRY. AKA and see "Seely Simpkins' Jig." American, Reel (4/4 time). USA, southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Bayard thinks that O'Neill's "Reel of Mullinavat (1) (The)" is a form of this tune, although he does not go so far as to posit a cognate relationship, only saying it is similar in "progression and in sound." The relationship remains elusive. However, Bayard did find "Running through the Rain..." to be a variant of a melody for the fife called "Seely Simpkins' Jig" published in Bruce and Emmett's American Civil War era Drummers and Fifers Guide.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - fiddler Walter Neal (Pa., 1952), who learned the tune from his old uncle, Will Rarie (see also "Will Rarie Tune") [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 230, p. 190.

Recorded sources: -



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