The Richmond Cotillion reel

Also known as Green Mountain Polka, The Green Mountain Polka, Green Mt. Polka, Old Richmond, Richmond.

There are 4 recordings of this tune.

The Richmond Cotillion has been added to 13 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Richmond Cotillion
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
"D" A2 f2 fgfe | "D" d2 F2 A3 d |"A" c2 B2 A2 B2 | "D" ABAG FGFE |
"D" A2 f2 fgfe| "D" d2 F2 A3 d |"A" c2 A2 BAcA| "D" d8:|
|:"A" efed cdef | "A" a2 c2 e4 | "E" B2 c2 d2 B2 | "A" cdcB ABcd |
"A" efed cdef | "A" a2 c2 e3 a | "E" g2 e2 fege |[1 "A" a4 a4 :|[2 "A" a4 "A7" =g4 |]
X: 2
T: The Richmond Cotillion
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: d/A/F/G/ |Af f/g/f/e/ | dF A>d | cB GE | F/G/F/E/ D/E/F/G/ |
A>f f/g/f/e/ | dF A>d | cA Bc | ed :|
K: A Major
|: d/B/c/d/ |e/f/e/d/ c/d/e/g/ | ac e2 | B>c dB | c/d/c/B/ A/B/c/d/ |
ee/d/ c/d/e/g/ | a/g/a/c/ e>a |[1 ge fg | a2 :|[2 ge dB | A2 |]

Five comments

American old-timey tune (with my chord settings added).

Begins in D-Maj and modulates into A-Major for the second part. It sets well with the Flop-Eared Mule:

- which modulates in a similar way.

"The Richmond Cotillion" ~ a few YouTubes

A popular old-time tune for squares and contras in North America…

History first ~

Blue Ridge Highballers (led by Charley La Prade, fiddler) play "Green Mountain Polka" (also called "The Richmond Cotillion") on
Columbia 15070-D, recorded on March 23, 1926 ~ up tempo

DaCosta Woltz’s Southern Broadcasters (Frank Neal & His Boys) "Richmond Cotillion" May 1927

Da Costa Woltz’s Southern Broadcasters - Richmond Cotillion - (1927-1929)
w/ calling

"Richmond Cotillion" w/dancing

"Richmond", The Bee Eaters with Bruce Molsky

"Richmond Cotillion" ~ Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr

Mike Seeger also recorded this on his album "Old Time Country Music"

Re: The Richmond Cotillion

x:2 is played good and fast which suits this US dance tune!