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X:1 T:Sling the Hatchet Reel C:Zeke Backus M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, B:leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a B:Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, B:Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc. (1876, p. 28) N:Coes performed with the San Francisco Minstrels in California from 1852 to 1859. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G B/c/|Sd/B/c/d/ e/f/g/e/|d/B/G/B/ A/G/B/G/|D/G/ {A}(3G/F/G/ D/G/ {A}(3G/F/G/|{B}A/G/A/B/ AB/c/| d/B/c/d/ e/f/g/e/|d/B/G/B/ A/G/B/G/|D/G/ {A}(3G/F/G/ D/G/ {A}(3G/F/G/|A/c/B/A/ G|| g/a/|bg e/d/ {e}(3d/c/d/|B/d/ {e}(3d/c/d/|b>a g/f/e/d/|B/e/e/^d/ e/f/g/a/| b/a/g/f/ g/f/e/d/|B/d/ {e}(3d/c/d/ e/d/ {e}(3d/c/d/|b/a/g/f/ g/f/e/d/|1 B/g/f/g/ a/g/f/g/:|2e/c/A/F/ G/g/f/g/!D.C.!||



SLING THE HATCHET. American, Reel (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB'. "Sling the Hatchet" was composed by blackface minstrel Zeke Backus.


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Printed sources : - George H. Coes (Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc.), 1876; p. 28. Laybourn (Köhlers' Violin Repository Book 2), 1881-1885; p. 175.






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