Buena Vista (2)
BUENA VISTA . 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.
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