Buena Vista (2)

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 Theme code Index    1H5H 3H1H 3H2H 1H0
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 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Old-Time
 Meter/Rhythm    March/Marche
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 Structure    AABB'
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Samuel Bayard
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Dance to the Fiddle March to the Fife
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 279, p. 233
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1981
 Title of recording    
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BUENA VISTA [2]. American, March (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. According to Bayard (1981) this was a song and fife piece (apparently not related to version #1) named probably after a Mexican War battle. Several song titles were attached to the tune, some about Lafayette, but the one that attached its name to this version was published in 1852 and began:

On Buena Vista's mountain chain,
Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah!

Bayard finds the tune in a volume called The Evening Companion under the title "La Fayette's Welcome Quickstep," and as the vehicle for a few old songs, including "Look Out Upon the Stars, My Love" etc.

Source for notated version: a manuscript by fifer Thomas Hoge (Greene County, Pa., 1944) [Bayard].

Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 279, p. 233.

T:Buena Vista [2]
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|:d|c>d ee|d>e fd|c>d ee|d>e fd|da af|fd dg|1 f>d e>c|d3:|2 f>d a>c|d3||

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