Bonaparte's Retreat (1)

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Bonaparte's Retreat (1)

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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



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 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:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/bonapartes-retreat-30 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] 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:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/bonapartes-retreat-4 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:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/bonapartes-retreat-old-0 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:Bonaparte's Retreat [1] M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:DDad tuning N:Based on W.H. Stepp's (Ky.) version F:https://www.oldtownschool.org/fiddle/fun/bonnepartsretreat_slow7299.mp3 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 [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 :||