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 Theme code Index    3424 31H2H6
 Also known as    R. Tyson
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Contra
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    E
 Accidental    4 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    William Bradbury Ryan
 Book/Manuscript title    Ryan's Mammoth Collection
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 58.
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1883
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

BELLA UNION. American, Reel. E Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by R. Tyson, about whom nothing is known. He was a performer as well as composer however, for his name is referenced elsewhere in Ryan's Mammoth as "performed by R. Tyson." New York researcher, writer and musician Don Meade believes this tune was named for San Francisco's Bella Union, a "melodeon" or variety theatre.

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 32. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 118, pg. 80. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 58.

T:Bella Union
S:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883)
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
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GBeg fece | GzAz F2(AF) | cedf e2 :: (de) | .f(BAB) .g(BAB) | .a.B.g.B .f(BAB) | 
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