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WHITEWASHED KATE. AKA and see "Kate Lay Sleeping," "Kate's Laid in the Hay," "Round and Round this Green Sugar Tree." American, March (4/4 time). USA, southwestern Pa. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. This piece, a fiddle tune and a song air, turns up in play-party and sea chanty traditions. These words were collected with the tune:
Whitewashed Kate she was my darling ... (x3)
Ear lye in the morning.
Source for notated version: Samuel Losch (fiddler from Juniata County, Pa., 1930's) [Bayard].
Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 251D, p. 215.