Tune ID/Confirmation of inherent suspicion about 1920s/30srecording
A little query: I’ve come quite a nice recording of a couple of reels, and I’d like someone to confirm my suspicion that what is masquerading as a never-recorded, never-notated reel is in fact a primitive version of a far more well-known reel
Here’s said recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yTKuTHRenw
Reel 1 is purportedly called “On the Road to the Fair”; from an old recording of the Flanagan Brothers; they put it on a few albums with their jew’s harp version. They follow it with “Miss McLeod’s Reel” as far as I can make out.
I’m just wondering if anyone else hears the similarity in Reel 1 to “My Love is in America” (https://thesession.org/tunes/77), and can confirm that it is indeed that, or point me to recordings of “My Love is in America” that have a similar simplified second part and could point to a specific regional or stylistic variation. Given it’s on jew’s harp, I can’t imagine it’s anything more than a stylistic change to accommodate a very simple instrument, but I wanted to run it by the hivemind first before concluding.
Thanks in advance!