Boffman's Reel

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 Also known as    Gardebylåten
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 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time, Scandinavian
 Meter/Rhythm    March/Marche, Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
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BOFFMAN'S REEL. D Major. Learned by Seattle fiddler Stuart Williams from MidWest fiddler Bob Fast, who had moved to Oregon. Fast was the nephew of Nebraska fiddler Uncle Bob Walter(s), who was the source for so many of the tunes in R.P. Christeson's Old Time Fiddler's Repertory. The melody is that of the Scandinavian walking tune Gardebylåten. However, it is also similar in parts to Bill Monroe's c. 1969 composition "Land of Lincoln."

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FG |\
ABAF ABAF|A2fe d2c2|BdBG BdBG|B2gf e2d2|\
c3d c2B2|A2g2 f2e2 |
|1dc de fe fg|a6 :|2 d2fd Acec|d6 ::fg|\
a2a2 fdfa|b2a2 g2f2|
g4 B3d|g2f2 e2d2| \
c3d c2B2|A2g2 f2e2 \
|1dcde fefg|a6 :|2d2fd Acec|d6:|

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