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WHISTLING FARMER, THE. Canadian, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is listed as "Traditional" in the publications of Canadian radio and TV fiddler Don Messer [1] (1909-1973). Compare the chromaticism in the second strain with the Quebec tune "Sou Marine."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Messer (Don Messer's Barn Dance Breakdowns: Violin and Piano), 1954; No. 15. Messer (Anthology of Favorite Fiddle Tunes), 1980; No. 145, p. 94.

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