Waiting for the Federals

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X:1 T:Running from the Federals M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Ford - Traditional Music in America (1940) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G B/B/B/B/ B>B|dB2G|B/B/B/B/ B>B|A G2A| B/B/B/B/ B>B|d B2A/G/|A/A/A/A/ BA|(G2G2):| |:gagf|edBd|gfga|(e2 e)f| gagf|edBG|A/A/A/A/ BA|(G2G2):|]



WAITING FOR THE FEDERALS. AKA and see: "Federal Hornpipe," "Get Away from the Federals," "Old Coon Dog," "Running from the Federals," "Seneca Square Dance," "Shelby's Mules." Old Time, Breakdown (2/4 or cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Ford): AA'BB' (Bain). The tune is usually known as "Seneca Square Dance." Ira Ford's title, "Running from the Federals," seems like a condensation of the titles "Run Boy Run" and "Waiting for the Federals."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Bain (50 Fiddle Solos), 1989; p. 22. Ford (Traditional Music in America), 1940; p. 109.

Recorded sources: -Compass 7 4403 2, Aly Bain & Phip Cunningham - "Best of Aly & Phil" (2005). Whirly WHR 01, Aly Bain – “First Album” (learned either from fiddler Jay Ungar or singer/songwriter Jim Ringer, Ungar’s source. Ringer would sing or play on the harmonica the melodies of fiddle tunes he had learned when growing up in Arkansas).



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