Congress Park Reel
CONGRESS PARK. American, Reel. G Major ('A' part) & E Minor ('B' part). Standard tuning. AB. The title probably refers to Congress Park in Saratoga Springs, New York. It was the location of the Canfield Casino, a gambling establishment built in the 1870's, and Congress Hall, a luxury resort hotel. Together they earned Saratoga Springs a premier reputation as a spa and resort for wealthy society and rich gamblers throughout the 2nd half of the 19th century and into the early 20th century.
Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 20. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 44. White's Unique Collection, 1896; No. 47, p. 9.
X:1 T:Congress Park Reel M:2/4 L:1/8 S:White's Unique Collection (1896), No. 46 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G D | G>B (d/e/)d/B/ | (d/e/)d/B/ d/c/B/A/ | G>B d/e/d/B/ | (A/c/)f/e/ (d/c/)B/A/ | G>B (d/e/)d/B/|(d/e/)d/B/ (d/c/)A/F/ | G g2(g | g)[Af][Bg] || (e/f/)|(g/e/)b/e/ (g/e/)b/e/ | (f/e/)(^d/f/) e/B/e/f/|(g/e/)b/e/ (g/e/)b/e/|(f/e/)(^d/f/) e/B/e/f/ | (g/e/)b/e/ (g/e/)b/e/ | (f/e/)(^d/f/) e/B/e/f/ | (g/e/)b/e/ (g/e/)b/e/ | (f/e/)(^d/f/) e ||
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