Zeke Backus' Reel

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 Theme code Index    13L13 13L2L3
 Also known as    Charter Oak
 Composer/Core Source    
 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
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    George H. Coes
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Coes Album of Jigs and Reels
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 26
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1876
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:Zeke Backus' Reel T:Charter Oak M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel 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. 26) N:Coes performed with the San Francisco Minstrels in California from 1852 to 1859. N:Zeke Backus was a fiddler and a blackface minstrel performer who contributed a number N:of tunes to the Coes and Ryan's Mammoth collections. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A c/B/|SAA,CE|A>B c/A/B/c/|AA,CE|B,A/B/ c/d/B/c/| AA,CE|A/G/A/B/ A/B/c/e/|{g}f/e/f/g/ a/g/a/f/|e/c/A/c/ B/d/c/B/|| A/c/ (3e/f/g/ a/e/c/e/|f/a/e/g/ a/f/e/c/|A/c/ (3e/f/g/ a/e/f/e/|d/c/B/A/ G/A/B/G/| A/c/ (3e/f/g/ a/e/c/e/|f/a/e/g/ a(3e/f/g/|a/g/b/g/ a/f/ (3e/f/g/|a/f/e/c/ B/d/c/B/!D.C.!||