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Rachel

Square tune with two parts in key of D. Lots of notes but they are mostly the 3 chord notes of the tune's 3 chords.

Links to Rachel
  • Centralia Campout jam with Howie Meltzer [utoob]. 
  • There is a nice solo fretless banjo rendition in A at Banjo Hangout.
  • Fiddle and cello banjo in the basement [utoob]. Lots of notes!
  • It is on a Kirk Sutphin CD that is out of print.
  • Transcription of Melvin Wine's version [Dr. Fiddle].
  • Grace Forrest at Clifftop [utoob].
Links to Texas Quickstep
  • Bill Monroe and Jimmy Campbell [utoob] (bluegrass).
  • The Red Headed Fiddlers [utoob, Amazon clip].
  • Washington Old Time Fiddle Assoc [mp3 at wotfa].

Rachel is also called Texas Quickstep and Rachel is the name for a different tune! (Taylor Kimble plays a tune called "Rachel" that sounds like Liberty [mp3 on SlipperyHill and Milliner-Koken book].) Some people say you can tell old time tunes apart by the names, but actually, you cannot. 
Melvin Wine fiddles Rachel in Mt. Airy NC 1992.
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