Silver and Gold Two-Step
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SILVER AND GOLD TWO-STEP. AKA – “Silver and Gold.” AKA and see "L'ancien two-steps." Canadian, American; Two Step or Polka (2/4 or 4/4 time). USA; Nebraska, New England. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Christeson): ABB (Messer): AABB (Welling). Tony Parkes and Steve Woodruff (1980) suspect the tune may be of French Canadian origin, however, it was popularized through the 1947 recording by Canadian "down east" fiddler Don Messer, whose band had been playing it since at least 1945 (c.f. CBC Program Schedule, August 17th, 1945). Messer listed it as "traditional." "Silver and Gold Two-Step" is sometimes played for contradances in the northern New England states. Collector Helen Creighton recorded a tune called "Silver and Gold" in 1944 from the playing of James Hamm and Fred Bruhm in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Library of Congress AFS 07268 A04), which may or may not be the same tune.
See also Isidore Soucy's version as "L'ancien two-steps."