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X:1 T:Victory Breakdown R:reel C:Don Messer M:2/4 L:1/16 Z:Transcribed by Bruce Osborne K:D A2|A,DFA BAFA|dcdf edAF|GABG FAFA|GFED CDE2| A,DFA BAFA|dcdf ecAF|GABG FAdf|edce d2:| |:(3a^ga |fafd Adcd|Bdef g3f|eece aece|defg a2(3a^ga | fafd Adcd|Bdef g3f|eece aece|d2f2 d2:|]

VICTORY [1] (BREAKDOWN). Canadian, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Messer): AA'BB' (Begin). Composed by Maritime radio and TV fiddler Don Messer [1] (1909-1973), whose recording was issued near the end of World War II when the tide had turned and victory was looking possible. Douglastown, Gaspé, Québec, fiddler Erskine Morris, apparently confused by the melodic similarity in parts with "Liverpool Hornpipe (1)", referred to Messer's reel by the latter title.

Don Messer

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - French-Canadian button accordion player Philippe Bruneau (Québec) [Bégin].

Printed sources : - Bégin (Philippe Bruneau), 1993; No. 61, p. 90. Messer (Way Down East), 1948; No. 5. Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 25, p. 26.

Recorded sources : - Apex 26276b (78 RPM), Don Messer & His Islanders (1944). Apex AL 1608, "The Best of Don Messer and His Islanders: Volume 1."

See also listing at :
Hear Douglastown, Gaspé, fiddler Erskine Morris's version [2] [3]

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