The Bear In The Buckwheat reel

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The Bear In The Buckwheat has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Bear In The Buckwheat
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|:c2BA BGG2|g2bg aAAB|c2BA Bcde|1 dBAB G4:|2 dBAB G2GE||
|:DB,DB, G2GF|ECEC E2GE|DB,DB, D2GA|1 BGAF G2GE:|2 BGAF G4||
|:c2BA BGG2|g2bg aAAB|c2BA Bcde|1dBAB G4:|2 dBAB G2Ge||
|:dBdB d2gf|ecec e2ge|dBdB d2ga|1bgaf g2ge:|2 bgaf g4|]

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The Bear In The Buckwheat

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Re: The Bear In The Buckwheat

I think the earliest publication of this tune goes back to the 1790s, where it is called "New Christmass" - in other places it has the alternative title "The Bass Reel" (see the Skye Collection, for example). "Bear in the Buckwheat" is a Cape Breton title for the same tune, although the B part, as played by Donald MacLellan (and also by Buddy MacMaster), has wandered quite far from the original.