An American Reel

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© 2015 William Keevers – It’s Your Heritage, but this copyright stops anyone from preventing me from using it too. It’s marked with conventional chords, but all it really needs for accompaniment is spoons doing a skittle rhythm (Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter). It’s in oral tradition now. One of the best of American folk music, it’s like Scottish-Irish with African-American rhythmic influence, played allegro, really snappy counter rhythms. Lifted from a tape sometime in the 70s on KPFA, communist radio. “It’s really a reel.”