Saint John's Hoedown

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X:1 T:Saint John's Hoedown N:From the playing of fiddler and railroad engineer Joe Pancerzewski N:(1905-1991, born North Dakota but lived much of his adult life in Washington State O:Canada M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRNtBkyw6S4 D:fg|D:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-2eic3oWnE D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/saint-johns-hoedown D:Voyager VRLP 306-S, Joe Pancerzewski - "The Fiddling Engineer" (1971). D:Voyager VRDC 341, Joe Pancerzewski - "Legendary Northwest Fiddler." K:F fg|afcf Acfg|afcf ABcA|BAGF ECDE |FGAB c2ef| afcf Acfg|afcf ABcA|BAGF ECDE |[F2A2][FA][FA][F2A2]:| |:C2-|CF[FA][FA] [F2A2][F2A2]|CFAA dAcA|BABd f2fd|BBfg gffA| CF [FA][FA] A2 AA|CFAA dAcA|E2[Ec][Ec][E2c2][E2c2]|EEcc dEcE| EEcc dEcE|[F2A2][FA][FA][F2A2]:|



SAINT JOHN'S HOEDOWN. AKA - "St. John's Hoedown." Canadian, Reel (cut time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). The tune is from New Brunswick fiddler Ned Landry (1921-2018) and named for the city of Saint John, New Brunswick. Landry does mostly shuffle bowing through the chord progression for the second strain. "Saint John's Hoedown" was also in the repertoire of, and recorded by, North Dakota fiddler Joe Pancerzewski (1905-1991) who played many Canadian tunes and was heavily influenced by Canadian styles.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Songer & Curley (Portland Collection, vol. 2), 2005; p. 176.

Recorded sources : - RCA Victor 57-3270 (45 RPM), Ned Landry and His New Brunswick Lumberjacks (19??). Voyager VRLP 306-S, Joe Pancerzewski - "The Fiddling Engineer" (1971).

See also listing at :
Hear Joe Pancerzewski's recording at Slippery Hill [1]
Hear Vivian and Phil Williams play the tune at youtube.com [2], learned from Pancersewski--they give an nice sketch of him in their introduction.
Hear Ned Landry's recording at youtube.com [3]



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