Virginia Quickstep (1)

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X:1 T:Virginia Quickstep [1] M:4/4 L:1/8 B:Bayard - Dance to the Fiddle,March to the Fife (1981, No. 210 C) S:fiddler James Taylor (1930's, Spraggtown, Greene County, southwestern Pa.)-- S:Taylor was born near Wileyville, Wetzel County, W.Va. K:G D2|G2 G>G B2d2|G2 G>G B2d2|(3efe d>B A F2|(3efe d>B G2D2 G2 G>G B2d2|G2 G>G B2d2|e>d d/e/d/B/ A2 F>A|G6:| |:(3ABc|d4 B2d2|g2f2e4|(3efe d>B (3ABA F2|(3efe d>B G2 D(3A/B/c/| d4 B2d2|g2f2e4|(3efe d>B A2 F>A|G6:|]



VIRGINIA QUICKSTEP [1]. AKA and see "Bonnell's Quickstep," "Bonnell's March," "Dancing Mustang (The)," "Major Crichton's Delight," "Davy Davy Knick Knack/Davy Davy Knick-Knock," "Hoe Cake." American, March (4/4 time). USA, southwestern Pa. D Major (Bayard): G Major (Bayard). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A march known in the British Isles and the Continent, according to Bayard (1981). Earlier antecedents are "Major Critchton's Delight" printed by Glasgow publisher James Aird in his Selections of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5 (1787). Bayard finds Roche's "Killarney's Lakes" to be a cognate tune. The Dutch authority Florimond van Duyse has called the tune a fife or flagolet air and has dated it to the latter 18th or beginning 19th century. See Bonnell's Quickstep for more.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - James Taylor (fiddler and fifer from Greene County, Pa, and Wetzel County, W.Va., 1930's) and Hoge MS (fife MS from southwestern Pa., 1944) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 210C D, p. 165.






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