Walking in the Parlor (2)

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X:1 T:Walking in the Parlor [2] R:reel M:4/4 L:1/8 K:Dmaj |:defd Bcde|f3d edBA|defd Bcde|fdec d2 d2| defd Bcde|f3d edBA|defd Bcde|fdec d2 d2| defd Bcde|f3d edBA|defd Bcde|fdec d2 d2|| |:d4 g3a|baga ba3|bage dega|bgaf g3e| bage dega|bgag ba a2| bage dega|bgaf g3b| bage dega|baga ba3|gedB GABG|AGED G3A| |:GABG DEGA | B3G AGED | GABG DEGA | BGAF G3A| GABG DEGA | B3G AGED | GABG DEGA | BGAF G3A|| |: fdfd A2d2 | fdfd e2d2 | fdfd A2d2 | fdec d4 :|]

WALKING IN THE PARLOR [2]. AKA and see "Rochester Schottische (1)." American, Reel. USA, North Carolina. D Major. ADae tuning (fiddle). The tune was known by the title "Rochester Schottische" to fiddler Ben Jarrell (1880-1946) and his son, Tommy Jarrell (1901-1985), the influential old time fiddler from Mt. Airy, N.C., though it bears no resemblance to the "Rochester Schottishe" that is printed in older American collections, nor is it, for that matter, a schottische at all. It seems unrelated to other "Walking in the Parlor" titled tunes. Barry Poss (1976) speculates that the tune in older printed collections as "Rochester Schottische" may have been played at one time around the Round Peak, North Carolina, area, but that the title became detached from the tune, which then fell out of the repertory, and became attached to another melody. The tune was known as "Walking in the Parlor" by Ben Jarrell's comtemporary, Charlie Lowe (1878-1964), and others in the same region.
Tommy Jarrel & Charlie Lowe

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Leftwich (Old-Time Fiddle Round Peak Style), 2011; No. 59, p. 93.

Recorded sources : - County 756, Tommy Jarrell (N.C.) - "Sail Away Ladies" (1976). County Records, Tommy Jarrell - " The Legacy Of Tommy Jarrell, Volume 1: Sail Away Ladies - Fiddle Solos" (1999).

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