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 Theme code Index    5543 2124
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    G.L. Tracy
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Contra
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    F
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    William Bradbury Ryan
 Book/Manuscript title    Ryan's Mammoth Collection
 Tune and/or Page number    
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1883
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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BLUFF REEL. American, Reel. F Major (Cole, Ryan): G Major (Miller). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composition attributed to G.L. Tracy in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883). George Lowell Tracy (1855–1921) was a young man who later composed light opera and composition books, according to musicologist Charles Wolfe. Evidently Tracy arranged music as well, for one publication from the 1880's indicates an Arthur & Sullivan work was arranged by him. The title perhaps refers to the game of poker, which was historically called "Bluff".

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 37. Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 126, p. 84 (appears as "The Bluff"). Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883.

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