Waiting for the Federals
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."