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WIGHT’S REEL. Canadian, Reel. Canada, Prince Edward Island. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The title is Ken Perman's name for the tune he collected. Perlman (1996) notes that Mr. Wight’s tune is probably a hybrid, and that the first strain is quite similar to Maritime fiddler Don Messer’s processing of the American old-time tune “Billy in the Lowground (1).”

Source for notated version: Elliot Wight (b. 1935, Flat River, South-East Queen’s County, Prince Edward Island; now resident of North River) [Perlman].

Printed sources: Perlman (The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island), 1996; p. 107.

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