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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