Three Little Niggers Layin' in Bed

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X:1 T:Three Little Niggers Layin’ in Bed M:4/4 L:1/8 B:Bayard – Dance to the Fiddle, March to the Fife (1981, No. 42) K:G g2 ee d2B2|g2 e2 d2z2|g2 ee d2B2|AcBA G2 z2|:| |:G6DD|E2 (.G2.G2)A2|B6 AA|B2(.d2.d2)z2|g2 ee d2B2|AcBA G2:|



THREE LITTLE NIGGERS LAYIN' IN BED. American, Reel (4/4 time). USA, southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Bayard (1981) thinks this tune related to "Shortnin' Bread (1)," now most familiar as a children's song.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Samuel Losch (elderly fiddler from Juniata County, Pa., 1930's) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 42, p. 34.






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