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



SHAW'S REEL. AKA and see “Bashful Bachelor (2) (The),” “Obelisk Hornpipe,” “Where Did You Find Her? (2)” "Wily Old Bachelor (The)" American, Reel (2/4 time). USA; New England, Nebraska. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was in the repertoire of Nebraska radio fiddler Bob Walters, although probably learned from the Boston-published Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) and not from tradition. The first strain is a "floating" one, however, and appears in a number of hornpipes, paired with divergent or unrelated second strains (see for example "Hornpipe (52)" from County Leitrim musician Stephen Grier's c. 1883 collection.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - “Uncle” Bob Walters (Burt County, Nebraska) [Christeson].

Printed sources : - Christeson (Old Time Fiddler’s Repertory, vol. 2), 1984; No. 137, p. 85. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 49. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883.






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