Shippen Street Landlady's Reel

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X:1 T:Shippen Street Landlady’s Reel M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel S:Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G D|.G(B/G/) (d/G/)(B/G/)|{d}c/B/c/d/ e/f/g/e/ | f/g/a/g/ f/d/e/f/|g/d/e/c/ B/d/c/A/| .G(B/G/) (d/G/)(B/G/)|{d}c/B/c/d/ e/f/g/e/|f/g/a/g/ f/d/e/f/|g/b/a/f/ g:| |:g|.b.g {a/g/f/g/}.d/.g/.B/.g/|.b.g {a/g/f/g/}.f/.g/.a/.f/|bg {a/g/f/g/}d/g/B/g/| c/A/d/c/ B/G/G|bg {a/g/f/g/}d/g/B/g/|bg {a/g/f/g/}f/g/a/f/|g/a/b/g/ f/g/a/f/|g/d/e/f/ g:|



SHIPPEN STREET LANDLADY'S REEL. American, Reel (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. There is a Shippen Street in Philadelphia, Pa., and one in Weehawken, N.J., although what connection one of them may have with the tune is not known. The Philadelphia street was named for the Shippen family, through whose lands it passed, and was once a fashionable area. As time went on, however, it “had gained such an unenviable reputation for vice and crime that when its reform was attempted it was though wise to wipe out its old name with its old record, and Commodore Bainbridge was chosen titular patron” (Publication No. 5, City Historical Society of Philapdelphia, 1909). A tavern on Shippen Street (Bainbridge Street, from 1870), between Third and Fourth streets, had a swinging sign with figures of a sailor and a woman, with the lines:

The seaworn sailor here will find
The porter good, the treatment kind.



Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 38. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 64.

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