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X:1 T:Sweet Allen M:2/4 L:1/8 R: S:M.E. Eames music manuscript book, frontispiece dated Aug. 22nd, 1859 (p. 51) S: N:Eames was perhaps from Philadelphia Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D D/F/A/g/ f/e/d/B/|A/F/F/D/ E(E/F/)|D/F/A/g/ f/e/d/B/|A/F/E/F/ DD:| |:f/e/d/B/ A/d/d/e/|f/a/d/f/ (f/e/)(e/g/)|f/e/d/B/ A/d/d/e/|f/a/e/g/ (f/d/).d:| |:d(F/A/) D/A/F/A/|D/A/F/A/ B/E/E/c/|d(F/A/) D/A/F/A/|B/d/e/g/ (f/d/).d:| |:f(d/f/) e/d/c/e/|d(B/d/) B/A/F/A/|B(G/B/) A/d/A/F/|{F}E/D/E/F/ DD:|]

SWEET ALLEN. American, Reel (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDD. "Sweet Allen" was entered into the music manuscript collection of musician M.E. Eames, frontispiece dated Aug. 22nd, 1859. Although nothing is known about Eames, he may have been a "gentleman amateur" fiddler/violinist (there are some popular classical compositions in his ms.), perhaps from Philadelphia, Pa. (there are some indications from other tune names that suggest so). The third strain is a close variant of the first strain of the tune family "Boyne Hunt (1)" or "Popcorn (The)."

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