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ABEL BROWNING TUNE. Old‑Time, Breakdown. USA, Pa. A Major. Standard tuning. ABC. Bayard says it is a modern tune and that the 'B' part is the same as the 'A' part in Christeson's (1973) No. 153 (untitled, but may have been called "Wrecker's Daughter" in Neb. or "Wild Goose Chase" in Mo., though there are other tunes by the latter name). Source for notated version: Walter Neal (Pa.), 1952. Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 233, pg. 192.
Samuel Bayard believed this Pennsylvania-collected piece to be a modern tune. He observed that the second strain is the same as the first strain in R.P. Christeson's (Old Time Fiddler's Repertory, vol. 1, 1973) No. 153 (untitled, but may have been called "Wrecker's Daughter" in Nebraska or "Wild Goose Chase" in Missouri, although there are other tunes by the latter name).

Source for notated version: Walter Neal, a middle-aged fiddler who had lived in Mayport, Armstrong County, Pa., all his life. Bayard transcribed this tune from him in 1952.

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 233, pg. 192.

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