Back Up and Push (2)
X:1 T:Back up and Push C:Ward Allen M:2/4 L:1/16 Z:Transcribed by Bruce Osborne K:D fg|a2ba f2af|d2fd A2ef|g2ag e2ge|cdef g2fg| a2ba f2af|d2fd A2ef|g2gb agfe|d2[df][df] [d2f2]:| |:A2|A2BA F2A2|defg a2fa|g2ed cBAF|G2FG E2FG| A2BA F2A2|defg a2f2|gage cABc|d2[df][df] [d2f2]:||
BACK UP AND PUSH . Canadian, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Attributed to Kirkton, Ontario, fiddler Ward Allen (1924-1965), who won contest after contest in the 1950's and who carved out a successful career for himself as a radio fiddler and recording artist. The tune was recorded by Allen as the 'A' side of a 1956 recording for Sparton Records, with his own composition "Maple Sugar" on the 'B' side. It was "Maple Sugar" that was to become Allen's most enduring composition and a Canadian hit.
Recorded Sources: Rounder 7002, Graham Townsend- "Le Violin/ The Fiddle."