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X:1 T:Tom and Jerry [2] B:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (facsimile 1995) N:labelled "Scotch" in the book Z:Transcribed by Nigel Gatherer M:2/4 L:1/8 K:D A2|d2 fd efge|d2 fd efge|dfad' c'bag|fgab agfe| d2 fd efge|d2 fd efge|dfad' c'bag|fgef d2:|] AG|FAdA FAdA|GBdB GBdB|ABcd efge|fgef dcBA| FAdA FAdA|GBdB GBdB|ABcd efge|fgef d2:|]

TOM AND JERRY [2]. Scottish, Reel (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Apparently, this was the original tune from which the old‑time version derived. It’s provenance is labelled as “Scotch” in Ryan’s/Cole’s, although with what authority is not known. Perhaps the earliest recording is from 1905 by violinist Charles D’Alamaine, born in 1871 in England, who died in 1943. D’Alamaine immigrated to the United States in 1888, and by 1890 had established himself as “instructor on violin” in Evanston, Illinois; by 1910 he had removed to Yonkers, and in 1920 was a chiropractor in New York City (info. from Paul Gifford).

Additional notes

Printed sources : - <meta charset="UTF-8">Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 45. William Bradbury Ryan (Ryan’s Mammoth Collection), 1883; p. 73.

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