"The Old Bow" reel/polka, composition copyright Susan Hope Hoffman 2010
Link to live performance audio of The Old Bow, at a contra dance with duo Putnam Smith (banjo) and Hope Hoffman (fiddle -- an old fiddle tuned down a whole step). This tune works well for a square dance too.
Sheet music on the way! Check back here.
(each chord letter here is two measures long)
(E minors can be replaced with C major anytime)
A part including repeats:
B part including repeats:
I've also played this tune in concerts with Jim Tolles
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Link to www.hopehoffman.org's original tunes sheet music from Hope's CDs
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