Annotation:Shores of Lake Erie

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X:1 T:Shores of Lake Erie N:From the playing of Scottish-style fiddler William Craig, who N:played it in a medley after "Lady Binnie" M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Quick" D: D:Edison Cylinder #9893, William Craig (Aug., 1908) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A cd|e2 ed c2e2|c'c'2c' c'2ec|[d2f2][d2f2][d2f2][df]a|[Bb][B3b3][Bb]ecd| e2 ed cAe2|c'c'2c' c'2ec|d2Bc defg|a2a2a2:| |:ed|(3ccc (3ecB (3Acc (3ecc|(3ddd (3ffe (3Add (3fdd| (3ccc (3ecB (3Acc (3ecc|(3GBB (3dBB (3GBB (3edB| (3ccc (3ecB (3Acc (3ecc|(3ddd (3ffe (3Add (3fdd| e2 a>f e>dc>B|A2A2A2:||

SHORES OF LAKE ERIE. American (?), Reel (cut time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Recorded by fiddler William Craig on an Edison cylinder (#9893) in New York, in Aug., 1908, in medley with “Lady Binnie.” Unfortunately, very little is known about Craig, who recorded for a few years for Edison in the first decade of the 20th century. He was living in Glenburnie, Scotland, at the time of his death on July 10th, 1911. "Shores of Lake Erie" does not appear to have Scottish or Irish antecedents although it was identified on the label as an "Irish reel"; it may be that the title is a mistake by the American record company, mishearing it from 'Loch Erne' or some similar name.

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: -Edison cylinder #9893, William Craig (Aug., 1908).

See also listing at:
Hear William Craig's 1908 recording at the Internet Archive [1]

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