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This is taken from Phil Rice's 1858 book. It's a little long because I'm playing it twice, the first time through playing it as written with an F# in M 4 of ...

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Comment by Paul Draper on March 9, 2013 at 10:46am

Sorry - the description is truncated.  First time through playing F# in M 4 of part 2; second time through playing E in same place.

Comment by Ian Bell on March 9, 2013 at 6:51pm
It may well be a typo, but I vote for F#!
I've been working on a recording of early Great Lakes sailor songs and related music and there's a tune called "Lake Erie" in one of the old Elias Howe books. The B part is shy one bar at the end, making it the sort of crooked tune you hardly ever see in books of that era. I've been flip-flopping on this, but finally decided to play it crooked...just cuz...heck, it's more interesting (to me anyway) that way.
Comment by Tim Twiss on March 9, 2013 at 7:11pm

This note is quite important, and should not be altered in any way without the written consent of the MBA.

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