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X:1 T:Sweet Ellen [1] M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Elias Howe – Second Part of the Musicians Companion (1843, p. 75) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D D2 (FA) fedB|AFFD E2E2|D2 (FA) fedB|AFEF D2D2:| |:{g}fedB ABde|fafd e2 ef|{g}fedB ABde|faeg f2d2:| |:DAFA DAFA|DAFA B2E2|DAFA DAFA|BABc d2d2:| |:f2 df e2 cA|d2 Bd c2AA|{c}BAFA BcdB|AGFE D2D2:|]



SWEET ELLEN [1]. AKA "Figure Eight." American, Reel (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Howe/1000): AABBCCDD (Cole, Howe/Omnibus, Ryan). Contra dance directions to the tune are printed in the Ryan/Cole editions. The alternate title "Figure Eight", from the dance that accompanies the tune, was printed in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883).


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Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 26. Elias Howe (The Musician's Companion), 1843; p. 75. Elias Howe (1000 Jigs and Reels), c. 1867; p. 70. Elias Howe (Quadruple Musician's Omnibus), 1869. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 171.






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