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X:1 T:Seven Up M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D|(3.G/.G/.G/ (B/G/) d(B/d/)|e/f/g/e/ e/d/B/d/|c/e/A/c/ B/d/G/B/|A/B/c/A/ G/F/E/D/| (3.G/.G/.G/ (B/G/) d(B/d/)|e/f/g/e/ e/d/B/d/|c/e/A/c/ B/d/G/B/|A/G/F/A/ G:| |:d|g/f/g/a/ b/g/d/g/|e/d/e/f/ g/d/B/d/|g/f/g/a/ b/g/d/g/|e/g/f/a/ gd| g/f/g/a/ b/g/e/g/|e/d/e/f/ g/d/B/G/|D/G/B/d/ g/d/B/d/|e/g/f/a/ g:||

SEVEN UP. See “Cale Smith's Pastime,” “Fair and Forty,” "Nigger and the White Man.” American, Reel (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. 'Seven Up' was a card game in which a total of seven points was game. It is a variant of All-Fours or Old Sledge (the latter is also the name of a fiddle tune).
Thomas Le Clear, High, Jack, Game, c. 1865. Boys playing seven-up.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 35. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883.

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For a masterful investigation of the painting and aspects of race, see Tanya Sheehan's article "Playing the Race Card: Thomas Le Clear’s High, Jack, Game" [1]

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