Hill Country Tunes by Sam Bayard

Hill Country Tunes was published in 1944 by Samuel Bayard. It contains transcriptions of Appalachian fiddle tunes that he collected from the Southwestern Pennsylvania area. The book is long out of print. While there are no known field recordings of these tunes by the original players, you can hear modern interpretations at http://slippery-hill.com/HillCountry/
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picture of title page
Complete Book, 80 pages

In Parts:
Cover
Preface and Introduction
Notes on Players
Tunes 1-46
Tunes 47-95
Bibliography and Index


Complete List of Tunes
1. Buffalo Gals (Hagartown Gals, Johnstown Gals)
2. Sweet Ellen
3. The Rocky Mountain Horpipe
4. Jinny in the Lowlands
5. Reel
6. Old Dear Mother My Toes Are Sore
7. I'll Dance a Jig and I'll Dance No more
8. The Cuckoo's Nest
9. The Yellow Heifer
10. Fire in the Mountain
11. The Honeycomb Rock
12. Reel
13. Quadrille
14. Rolling Off a Log
15. The Bonny Maid
16. Leather Breeches
17. Tiddle Took Todfish
18. Buttermilk and Cider
19. The Road to Boston
20. Lardner's Reel
21. The King's Head
22. Haste to the Wedding
23. The Wind That Shook the Barley
24. Dance Tune
25. Dance Tune
26. Dance Tune
27. Waltzing With the One I Love
28. Dream Song
29. Laney Tunin'His Fiddle
30. Quadrille
31. Paddy on the Turnpike
32. Harry Cooper
33. Old Reel (a.k.a. Sarah Armstrong's Reel)
34. Little Hornpipe
35. Whiskey
36. Schottische
37. Quadrille
38. Quadrille
39. What the Devil Ails You
40. Schottische
41. Quadrille
42. Stop Tune, or Take Off Your Hat to the Ladies
43. Muddy Water
44. Old March
45. Swallow Tail
46. Quadrille
47. Quadrille
48. The Red Brick House in Georgia Town
49. Reel
50. Quadrille and Hornpipe
51. Quadrille
52. The Drunken Hiccoughs
53. Quadrille
54. The Flowers of Edinburgh
55. High Level (Hornpipe)
56. The Lop-Eared Mule
57. Cloud's Reel
58. The Snouts and Ears of America
59. Quadrille
60. Schottische
61. Quadrille
62. Maggots in the Sheep Hide
63. Quadrille
64. Reel
65. Quadrille
66. Over the Stump and Back Again
67. Dance Tune
68. Dance Tune
69. The Blacksmith
70. The Cottage by the Sea, or The Red Headed Girl
71. Johnny Get Your Hair Cut
72. Farewell to Whiskey
73. Macdonahue's Hornpipe
74. Down Yonder
75. Hog Eye an' a 'Tater
76. Fine Times at Our House
77. Quadrille
78. Quadrille
79. Reel
80. The Old Man and Old Woman Scoldin'
81. Reel
82. Reel
83. Reel
84. Rosemont Quadrille
85. Guilderoy
86. Bonaparte's Retreat
87. Bonaparte's Retreat
88. The Blackbird
89. Bonaparte Crossing the Alps
90. Napoleon Crossing the Rhine
91. March Tune
92. Forty Miles
93. Rock's Hornpipe
94. John Newgrant Come Home With a Pain in His Head
95. Hang On


Links
Larry Warren's site for contributed recordings of HCT tunes
Todd Clewell - great recordings of Sarah Armstrong's tunes
Old Time Fiddle Tunes - sheet music and midi files


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24 June 2013    J. Lamancusa    jsl3@psu.edu