Box the Fox

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 Theme code Index    3H5H1H5H 4H6H2H2H
 Also known as    Box Fox, Double Hornpipe, Blockhouse Dutchman
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    USA(Mid Atlantic)
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Samuel Bayard
 Book/Manuscript title    Dance to the Fiddle March to the Fife
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 299B, p. 253
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1981
 Artist    West Orrtanna String Band (The)
 Title of recording    West Orrtanna String Band (The)
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Revonah Records RS-924
 Year recorded    1976
 Score   ()   

BOX (THE) FOX. AKA and see "Double Hornpipe," "Blockhouse Dutchman." American, Breakdown or Reel. USA, central and southwestern Pa. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1894) gives that 'box the fox' means to rob an orchard, i.e. steal apples, in British and Irish usage.

Source for notated version: Issac Morris (Greene County, Pa., 1930's) [Bayard].

Printed source: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 299B, p. 253.

Recorded sources: Folkways Records, Bruce Hutton - "Old Time Music, It's All Around." Rounder 0132, Bob Carlin - "Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo" (1979. Learned from Washington D.C. revival musician Bruce Hutton, who had it from a Pa. source). Revonah Records RS-924, "The West Orrtanna String Band" (1976. Identified as a "popular breakdown" in the York County, Pa., area for many years).

X: 1
T: Box the Fox
C: R-64
M: C|
Z: Transcribed to abc by Mary Lou Knack
R: reel
K: D
ag| "D"fgaf dfaf| "G"gabg "A"e2ed| cdec "(A7)"Acec| "D"dedB A2ag|
"D"fgaf dfaf| "G"gabg "A"e2ed| cdec "(A7)"Acec| "D"d6:|
|:dB| "D"A2f2- f2fd| "G"Bdg2 g2ga| "D"fgfd "A"efec| "D"dedB A2dB|
"D"A2f2- f2fd| "G"Bdg2 g2ga| "D"fgfd "A"efec| "D"d6:|
%%text 9/1/98.  As played by Bob Carlin

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