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Forked Deer

Forked Deer

Tune Title

This tune bears considerable resemblance to "Rachel Rae," found in some of the older Scottish tune collections as well as in White's Solo Banjoist (Boston, 1896). Some fiddlers play the first part of this tune differently and use a portion of "The Forked Deer," as published in Virginia Reels by George Willig, Baltimore, in the 1840s. It is a version that is very perplexing for the accompanist to follow. Recorded by George Helton, July 29, 1956.

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