Wabash Jig

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 Theme code Index    0131 07L27L
 Also known as    Hell on the Wabash (5), Hell on the Wabash Jig, Night We Made the Match (The)
 Composer/Core Source    Daniel Decatur Emmett
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Minstrel
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
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 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    George H. Coes
 Book/Manuscript title    Coes Album of Jigs and Reels
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 7
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1876
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 Score   (1)   



X:1 T:Wabash Jig T:Hell on the Wabash [5] C:Dan Emmett M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel N:The tune was published with three sharps in Coes, yet some of the 'G' notes were N:indicated to be played sharped. I believe the tune is meant to be set in A mixolydian, N:and the key signature should have been in 2 sharps--a printer's error. B:Coes Album of Jigs and Reels, something new, for professional and amateur violinists, B:leaders of orchestras, quadrille bands, and clog, reel and jig dancers; consisting of a B:Grand Collection of entirely New and Original Clog-Hornpipes, Reels, jigs, B:Scotch Reels, Irish Reels and Jigs, Waltzes, Walk-Arounds, etc. (1876, p. 7) N:George Coes performed with the San Francisco Minstrels in California from 1852 to 1859. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amix {g}a|z{g}a A>B|c/d/e/c/ A>{^f}g|z{^f}g G>A|B/c/d/B/ G>{^f}g| z{^g}a A>B|c/d/e/c/ A(3B/A/G/|A/c/ (3e/f/g/ a/e/f/d/|c/A/B/^G/ A:| |:A/B/|c/e/ z/e/ z/e/c/A/|c/e/ z/e/ z/e/c/A/|B/d/ z/d/ z/d/B/G/|B/d/ z/d/ z/d/B/G/| c/e/ z/e/ z/e/c/A/|c/e/ z/e/ z/e/c/A/|A/c/ (3e/f/^g/ a/e/f/d/|c/A/B/^G/ Az:|]

X: 1 T:Hell on the Wabash [5] M:C| L:1/8 B:Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883) N:One flat (D minor) is indicated for the key in Ryan's published version, but N:I believe it should be 1 sharp (D mixolydian) instead, except where N:it is is indicated that the 'C' notes are to be sharped. Perhaps a N:printer's error. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Dmin {^c}d|z2{^c}d2 D3E|FGAF D3 {^c}d |z2{^c}d2 C3D|EFGE C3 {^c}d|z2{^c}d2 D3E|FGAF D2 (3EDC|DF (3AB^c dABG |1FDE^C D3 :|2 FDE^C D2|| |:DE|FAzA zAFD |FAzA zAFD |EGzG zGEC |EGzG zGEC| FAzA zAFD |FAzA zAFD|DF (3AB^c dABG |1FDE^C D2 :|2FDE^C D3||

X:1 T:Hell on the Wabash [5] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe S:Clinton W. Bisbee (West Sumner, Me., August, 1904) N:The inscription on the front cover indicates the that contents were N:copied from the Dec. 25, 1864, music manuscript of Frank Richardson, N: who lived in a town called Mt. Vernon, Me., later called Canton, Me.. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A (3e/f/g/|{g}a{g}a A,>B,|C/D/E/C/ A, (3d/e/f/|{f}=g{f}g =G,>A,|B,/C/D/B,/ =G, (3e/f/g/| {g}a{g}a A,>B,|C/D/E/C/ A,A|c/ee/ e/f/e/d/|c/A/B/G/ A:| |:E/A/|c/<e/ (3e/e/e/ ec/A/| c/<e/ (3e/e/e/ ec/A/|B/<d/ (3d/d/d/ d/c/B/A/|(G/A/).B/.c/ (d/f/).e/.d/| c/e/ (3e/e/e/ ec/A/|c/<e/ (3e/e/e/ e/f/e/d/|c/e/f/g/ a/g/e/d/|c/A/B/G/ A:|]

X:108 T:Hell on the Wabash [5] B:American Veteran Fifer (1905, No. 108) C:As Played by Col. Le Roy Van Horn Co. A 18th U.S.I. M:2/4 L:1/16 Q:1/8=180 K:A t=8 ((3efg) | a2a2 A3B | cdec A2Bf | =g2g2 =G3A | Bcdc =Gz2^g | a2a2 A3B | cdec A2(3BAG | Ac ((3efg) aefd | cABG A2:| |: A2 | ce z e eecA | ce z e eecA | Bd z d ddB=G | Bd z d ddB=G | ce z e eecA | ce z e eecA | Ac ((3efg) aefd | cABG A2:|

X:2 T:Hell on the Wabash [5] M:2/4 L:1/8 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A (3e/f/g/ | aa Az/B/ | c/d/e/c/ Az/f/ | =gg Gz/A/ | B/=c/d/B/ =Gz/^g/ | aa Az/B/ | c/d/e/c/ A (3B/A/G/ | A/c/(3e/f/g/ a/e/f/d/ | c/A/B/G/ A :| |: A | c/e/ z/e/ e/e/c/A/ | c/e/ z/e/ e/e/c/A/ | B/d/ z/d/ d/d/B/=G/ | B/d/ z/d/ d/d/B/=G/ | c/e/ z/e/ e/e/c/A/ | c/e/ z/e/ e/e/c/A/ | A/c/(3e/f/g/ a/e/f/d/ | c/A/B/G/ A :||