"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.

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(each chord letter here is two measures long)

(E minors can be replaced with C major anytime)

A part including repeats:

CCGG CCGem

CCGG CCGem

B part including repeats:

CGGD CGGem

CGGD CGGC

I've also played this tune in concerts with Jim Tolles

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