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 Theme code Index    1135 671H1H
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Bluegrass, Contest, Old-Time, Texas/Oklahoma
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    USA(Southwest)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Stacy Phillips
 Book/Manuscript title    Traditional American Fiddle Tunes vol. 1
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 30
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1994
 Artist    Lewis Franklin
 Title of recording    Texas Fiddle Favorites
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    County 707
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

BLUE EAGLE. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Texas. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A regional Texas tune not well known in other parts of the South. The tune has been attributed to fiddle player Orville Burns (b. 1921, Oklahoma, later moved to Texas), whose father suggested the name to him. The Blue Eagle was the depression-era symbol of a thunderbird, employed by companies to show compliance with the National Industrial Recovery Act.

Sources for notated versiosn: Lewis Franklin (Texas) [Phillips]; Gary Lee Moore (Seattle) [Silberberg].

Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 30. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 13.

Recorded sources: County 707, Lewis Franklin - "Texas Fiddle Favorites."


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