X:1 T:Walker Street M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel or Hornpipe B:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) K:G G2 BG dGBG|ABcd cBAG|Bdgd egdB|cBAG FADF| G2 BG dGBG|ABcd cBAG|Bdgd egdB|cAFA G4:| |:g2 dg Bgdg|gabg agef|g2 dg Bgdg|cBAG FAD2| g2 dg Bgdg|gabg agef|gfga gfed|egfa g4:|]
WALKER STREET. AKA and see "Carpenter's Reel," "Gigue des artisans," “Laborer's Reel,” "Reel des travailleurs," "Traveller (1) (The),” "Traveller's Reel." Canadian, American; Reel or Hornpipe. USA; New England, Northwest. Canada; Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AABB (most versions): AA'BB (Phillips): AA’BB’ (Bégin). A popular reel of unknown provenance, first published in Boston publisher Elias Howe's Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883), edited by William Bradbury Ryan. There is a Walker Street in old Boston, in The Neck, although whether or not the tune title is associated with it is unknown. The melody is widely disseminated and can be heard played by fiddlers in a number of genres. In Kings County, Prince Edward Island, an alternate title is “Laborer's Reel,” from the French-Canadian variant “Reel des Ouvriers” (The Laborer’s Reel). Other Quebec interpretations of the melody can be found as "<incipit title="load:artisans" width=850 link="https://tunearch.org/wiki/Gigue des artisans">Gigue des artisans</incipit>" (Isidore Soucy) and "Reel des travailleurs" (Joseph Allard). See also Irish versions as "Traveller's Reel."