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 Theme code Index    5555 3H3H3H5
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Ward Allen
 Region    Canada
 Genre/Style    Down-East/Maritime
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    CANADA(Ottawa Valley/Ontario)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Ward Allen & King Ganam
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Treasury of Canadian Fiddle Tunes
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 24
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1992
 Artist    Ward Allen
 Title of recording    Ward Allen Presents Maple Leaf Hoedown vol. 3
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Sparton Records SP 213
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

BACK TO THE SUGAR CAMP. Canadian, Reel or Breakdown. USA, northern N.Y. D Major ('A' part) & G Major ('B' part). Standard tuning. AA'BB'(x4), AA'. Composed by Kirkton, Ontario, fiddler Ward Allen (1924–1965), who won contest after contest in Canada in the 1950's and who had a successful career playing over the radio and recording. "Maple Sugar" was his first and biggest hit, and perhaps "Back to the Sugar Camp" was titled to ride on the popularity of that composition. Graham Townsend was his protege.

Source for notated version: Don Messer (Canada) [Bohrer/Kibler].

Printed sources: Bohrer (Vic Kibler: Adirondack Fiddler), 1992; No. 27, p. 27.

Recorded sources: GRT Records 9230-1031, "The Best of Ward Allen" (1973). Sparton Records SP 213, "Ward Allen Presents Maple Leaf Hoedown, vol. 3."

T:Back to the Sugar Camp
C:Ward Allen
Z:Transcribed by Bruce Osborne
DF G|A2 A3/2B/|AF Ad|f2 f3/2a/|fd AF| G2 e3/2f/|ec AG|F2 A3/2B/|AD FG|
A2 A3/2B/|AF Ad|f2 f3/2a/|fd AF| G2 e3/2d/|cA Bc|d2 d3/2d/|d:|
|:=c BA|B2 B3/2B/|BG Bc|d2 d3/2e/|d2 cB| BA AB|c2 dB|cB B/A/B/c/|BD GA|
B2 B3/2c/|BG Bc|d2 d3/2e/|d2 cB|BA Bc|ed EF|G2 G3/2G/|G:||