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 Theme code Index    3352 2242
 Also known as    Napoleon's Retreat
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time, Texas/Oklahoma
 Meter/Rhythm    March/Marche, Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    USA(Upland South), USA(Piedmont), USA(Southeast), USA(Deep South), USA(Central), USA(Mid Atlantic), USA(Southwest)
 Structure    AABBCCDD
 Editor/Compiler    Ira Ford
 Book/Manuscript title    Traditional Music in America
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 129
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1940
 Artist    A.A. Gray
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Okeh 40110 (78 RPM)
 Year recorded    1924
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Bonaparte's Retreat [1] M:C L:1/8 Q:"Andante" N:DDAd tuning N:Drone strings throughout. B:Ford - Traditional Music in America (1940) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D [G,2D2] [G,D]F [D2A2]F2|(ED) (EF) (GF) (EF)|[G,2D2][G,D]F [D2A2]F2|(ED) (EF) [G,3D3]:| "accelerando"(3A/B/c/|d2 d>f d2 (3A/B/c/|(dB) (AG) (FD) (3A/B/c/|d2 d>f d[D2A2]|(FD) (EF) (GF) (EF)| [G,D][G,D]F [D2A2]F2|(ED) (EF) (GF) (EF)|[G,2D2][G,D]F [D2A2]F2|(ED) (EF) [G,3D3]z2|| (3A/B/c/|[G,2D2]d>"poco"f d2 (3A/B/c/|[G,D]>B (AG) (FD) "poco"(3A/B/c/|[G,2D2]|d>f d2A2|(F>D) (EF) (GF) (EF)| [G,2D2][GD]F [D2A2]F2|"Piu moto"(ED) (EF) (GF) (EF)|[G,2D2] {G,D]F [D2A2]F2|(ED) (EF) [G,4D4]|"Coda"[A8e8]|| M:2/4 L:1/8 "Allegro"(g/e/g/e/ bg|g/e/f/g/ a/g/f)|(g/e/g/e/ bg|1 f/e/f/g/ [A2e2]):| |2f/e/f/g/ [Ae](3A/B/c/||"Allegretto"d2 d>f d2 (3A/B/c/|(dB) (AG) (FD) (3A/B/c/|d2 d>f d2A2|(FD) (EF) (GF) (EF)|

X:1 T:Bonaparte's Retreat [1] S:Marcus Martin (1881-1974, Macon and Buncombe Counties, western N.C.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:Moderately quick, but not too fast N:DDad tuning (fiddle) N:Drone strings throughout N:Martin varies strains by playing an octave above. D:Library of Congress, AFS (1942) F: Z:Transcribe by Andrew Kuntz K:G D,2|{E}F2{E}F2 AFDF|EDEF GFED|F2F2 AFDF|EDEF D2D2| D,2|{E}F2{E}F2 AFDF|EDEF GFED|F2F2 AFDF|EDEF D2D2|| d2 d/e/f d2AB/c/|d>BAF D2D2|d2 d/e/f dBAd-|dBAF D2D2||

X:1 T:Bonaparte's Retreat [1] N:Transcribed by David P. Bennett from the playing of western N:N.C. fiddler Bill Hensley, 1939. M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel N:BEbe tuning (fiddle), according to Bennett, who said Hensley also played N:"My Last Gold Dollar" in this tuning. B:David Parker Bennett, "A Study in Fiddle Tunes B:from Western North Carolina". Dissertation, UNC, B:Chapel Hill; 1940, p. 61. B: Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:E GG/G/ GG/G/|B G2 G/G/|FF/F/ FE/F/|AGFE|GG/G/ GG/G/| BG2G|FEFG|E3E|GG/G/ GG/G/|BG2G/G/|FF/F/ FE/F/| AGFE|GG/G/ GG/G/|BG2 G/G/|FEFG|E2 (Bc/d/)|Se2 (eg)| e2 (Bc/d/)|ee/c/ BG|[M:3/4](FG) E2 (Bc/d/)|[M:2/4]e2 (eg)|e2 (Bc/d/)| ee/c/ BG|(FG) E2|[Bg][B/g/][B/g/] [Bg]g/g/| [Bb][B2g2] [B/g/][B/g/]|[Bf]f/f/ [Bf]e/f/|[Ba][Bg][Bf][Be]| [Bg][B/g/][B/g/] [Bg][B/g/][B/g/]|[Bb][Bg][Bf][Be]|fef[Bg]|[B3e3]e|[Bg]g/g/ gg/g/|[Bb][B2g2]g| ff/f/ fe/f/|agfe|gg/g/ gg/g/|b g2g/g/|fefg|e2 (Bc/d/)| e2 (eg)|e2 (Bc/d/)|ee/c/ BG|[M:3/4](FG) E2 (Bc/d/)|[M:2/4]e2 (eg)| e2 (Bc/d/)|ee/c/ BG|[M:3/4]FG E2- EE/F/|[M:2/4][GB]G/G/ G[G/B/]G/|B [G2B2]G| F[F/B/]F/ F[E/B/]F/|A[GB]F[EB]|G[G/B/]G/ G[G/B/]G/|B[GB] BG/G/|F[EB]F[GB]| E3E|G[G/B/][G/ G[G/B/]G/|B [G2B2][GB]|F[F/B/]F/ F[F/B/]F/|A[GB]F[EB]| G[G/B/]G/ G[G/B/]G/|B[GB]F[EB]|(FE)(F[GB])|E2 (Bc/d/)!D.S.!||

X:1 T:Bonaparte's Retreat N:From the playing of the north Georgia group The Skillet Lickers, M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Moderately Quick" N:Played in standard fiddle tuning, not the usual DDad used for this piece. N:The grace notes and trills (e.g. 2nd & 3rd measures) are variously timed N:each repeat, and are meant to imitate bagpipes. D:Columbia 15485-D (78 RPM), The Skillet Lickers (1929) D:Document DOCD 8059, "Skillet Lickers: Complete Recorded Works vol. 4" (2000) D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D SA2B-c|d4{c}d4|{c}d4 ((3BcB) (c/B/c/B/)| A-B2c/B/ A2([FA]E)|([FA]ED6-)|D8| D4 A2 B-c|d4 {c}d4|{c}d4 (B<c) (B/c/B)|A8-|A4 A2B-c| d4{c}d4|{c}d4 ((3BcB) (c/B/c/B/)| A-B2c/B/ A2([FA]E)|([FA]ED6) (FE D2) (FE D2)|A,2 G2 (FED2)|E2-F2G2-F2|(E/F/ED2) (E/F/ED2)| A,2G2 (FE D2)|E2-F2 G2-F2| (E/F/ED2) E2-F2 |D8-|SD4||

X:1 T:Bonaparte's Retreat [1] S:Howard L. Maxey (1882-1947, Ferrum, Franklin County, southwest Virginia) M:C| L:1/8 N:Drone liberally throughout. N:GDad tuning (fiddle) F: D:Library of Congress, AFS 02742 B01, Howard L. Maxey (1939) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D [D2A2]|:ABde dBAB|dedB FG[D2A2]|d2 de dBAG |FDEF D2D2:|| |:DEFD ADFD|EDEF GFEF|DEFD ADFD|EDEF D2D2:| |:ABde dBAB|dedB FG[D2A2]|dAde dBAG |1FDEF D2D2:|2 FDEF D2[A2d2]|| |:defd adfd|edef gfef|defg adfd|edef d2d2:|]

X:1 T:Bonaparte's Retreat [1] S:Oscar "Os" Scholes (1891-1984, Mountain View, Arkansas) M:C| L:1/8 R:Air/Listening piece N:Scholes adopts the frequent fiddler's practice of starting the tune N:slow, then speeding up each time around. N:DDad tuning (fiddle) D:Os Scholes - The Fiddlers at Stone County, Arkansas, vol. 1 F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D F2D2F2D2|A2F2 (E/F/E)D2|E2D2E2F2|G2F2 (E/F/E) D2| F2D2F2D2|A2F2 (E/F/E)D2|F2 (E/F/E) D4|A2D2F2D2| A2F2 (E/F/E)D2|E2D2E2F2|G2F2 E2 D2| A2D2F2D2| A2F2 (E/F/E) D2|F2(E/F/E) D4|[M:2/4]A2B2||[M:C|]d4d2(fe| d4)A2B2|d2{e}dB A2F2|(E/F/E) D2A2B2|d4 {e}d2(f/e/d)| f4 A2B2|d2dB A2F2|(E/F/E) D2 F2(E/F/E)|[M:2/4]D4||

X:1 T:Napoleon's Retreat T:Bonaparte's Retreat [1] N:From the playing of John Morgan Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, eastern Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:DDad tuning (fiddle) D:Appalachian Center AC003, John Salyer - "Home Recordings 1941-42, vol. 2" (1993) D:Berea Sound Archives Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D A2Bc||Sd2dcd2f2|d4 A2 Bc|d3BA2F2|[M:5/4](E/F/E) D4A2Bc| [M:C|]d2dcd2f2|d4F3E|(3DEF E-D-D3|| f||:a2fe- fedf|a2 fe- fedf|e2df ede-f|g2f-e f-edf| a2fe- fedf|a2 fe- fedf|1[M:3/4]e2g2 f2|e4fg:|2 [M:3/4]e2g2f2|[M:5/4]e6 A2 Bc|| [M:C|]d2dcd2f2|d4 A2 Bc|d3BA2F2|[M:5/4](E/F/E) D4A2Bc| [M:C|]d2dcd2f2|d4F3E|(3DEF E-D-D3|| |:DF|[M:C|]A2FE FEDF|A2 FE FEDF|E2DF EDEF|G2 FE FEDF| A2FE FEDF|A2 FE FEDF|1[M:3/4]E2G2F2|D4:|2[M:3/4]E2G2F2|[M:5/4]D6A2 BcS:|

X:1 T:Bonaparte's Retreat [1] M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:DDad tuning N:Based on W.H. Stepp's (Ky.) version F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D (d3e d2)B(c|dB)A(F ED)FD|Bdde dBAB|dBAF (3EFE Dd-| (d3e d2)B(c|dB)A(F ED)FD|Bdde dBAB|dBAF (3EFE (DE|| FDFD) A(DFD)|EDEF GFED|F(DFD) A(DFD)|1(EDE)(F D2)DE:|2(EDE)(F D2)[D2A2]||

X:1 T:Bonaparte's Retreat S:Oscar Wright (1894-1978?, Princeton, Mercer County, W.Va.) M:C| L:1/8 D: N:DDad tuning (fiddle) N:Play ABCB. F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D A2Bc|d2de dBAB|d3B A2Bc|dedB A2F2|+slide+[A6A6]AB | A2A4Bc|d2 d3e (f/g/e)-|e2d4Bc|d2d3 e fg|a4 a4-| aA-A4 Bc|d2d2(=f^f2e)|dB A2 Bc(de|d)BA(=F ^F)EFE|D6|| DE|F2 DF (E/F/E) DD|A2F2 (E/F/E) D2-|DFED E-F2G|F4 (E/F/E) D-F| E-F-F2-F3E|D2A2 F>E (F>E)| D3F EDEF|(E/F/E) D2- D4|| "+"d2"+"A2"+"D2D2-|DFED F4| "+"d2"+"A2"+"D2 F2-|FD+slide+F-E D4| "+"d2"+"A2"+"D2 A2-|AdBG A4|"+"d2"+"A2"+"D2 A2|F3D +slide+F-E D2||

X:1 T:Bonaparte's Retreat N:From the playing of fiddler Earl Collins (1911-1975, Oklahoma and N:southern California, whose musical family had roots in Missouri). M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:DDadtuning (fiddle) Q:"Moderate" D:Library of Congress, AFS 14458, Earl Collins, 1970 (Dave Ricker Collection) D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D "*"A2B2|c-d-d2 de fe| d4-dABc| d2 (B/c/B) A2 F2 (E/F/E|D2) A2B2c2| c-d-d2 de fe| d4-dABc| d4 |=f2-^f2 d4|ABAF EF D2|| |:"**"F4- FEDF|A2F2 (E/F/E) DF|E4- EDEF|G2 F2 (E/F/E) D2| F4- FEDF|A2F2 (E/F/E) DF|E2G2F2E2|1D8:|2D4|| P:Subsitutions "*"A2B2|c-d-d2 d4|d4- dABc||"**".Fz.Fz .Fz.F.z|.Az.Fz (E/F/E) DF|.Ez.Ez .Ez.Ez |.Gz.Fz (E/F/E)|

X:1 T:Bonaparte's Retreat [1] D:Aly Bain/Phil Cunningham, The Ruby Z:Nigel Gatherer M:2/4 L:1/8 K:D F2 F/E/F/G/ | AF ED | E2 E/D/E/F/ | GF ED | F2 F/E/F/G/ | AF ED | EF/G/ FE | D4- | D4 :| d2 f>e | d/e/d/B/ AB/c/ | d>B AF | ED F>E | D4- | D4 :| F2 F/E/F/G/ | AF ED | E2 E/D/E/F/ | GF ED | F2 F/E/F/G/ | AF ED | EF/G/ FE | D4- | D4 :| d2 f>e | d/e/d/B/ AB/c/ | d>B AF|\ M:1/4 ED| M:2/4 B4- | B4 | d2 f>e | d/e/d/B/ AB/c/ | d>B AF | ED F>E | D4- | D4 :||