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X:1 T:Sarah Armstrong's Reel M:C L:1/8 B:Bayard--Hill Country Tunes, No. 33 ("Old Reel") S:Mrs. Sarah Armstrong, near Derry, Pa., Nov. 1943 K:D (A,2|A,2) D2 B,2 D2|A,2 DE FE D2|E2A2F2A2|E2 AB cB A2| A,2 [G,2D2] B,2 [G,2D2]|A,2 DE FE D2|E2 A2 A3B|AGFE D2:| |:d2 dA dAF[DA]|E2E2 EFGA|B2 Bc BAFE|D2 [D2d2] [Dd]ABc| d2 dA dAF[DA]|E2E2 EFGA|B2 Bc BAFE|D2 [D2d2][D2d2]:||



SARAH ARMSTRONG. AKA - "Sarah Armstrong's Reel/Tune." American, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was collected from Derry, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, fiddler Sarah Armstrong in November, 1943, by Penn State Prof. Samuel Bayard, and appears as an untitled tune in his book Hill Country Tunes (1944, No. 33). It was given the title “Sarah Armstrong” in modern times when it gained some currency among “revival” fiddlers.
Mrs. Sarah Armstrong, Derry, southwest Pennsylvania

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Greg Canote [Silberberg].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Hill Country Tunes), 1944; No. 33 (appears as “Old Reel”). Silberberg (93 Fiddle Tunes I Didn’t Learn at the Tractor Tavern), 2004; p. 38. Songer (Portland Collection, vol. 2), 2005; p. 178.

Recorded sources: - See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]



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