The Crooked Stovepipe reel

There are 6 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Crooked Stovepipe has been added to 3 tune sets.

The Crooked Stovepipe has been added to 56 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Crooked Stovepipe
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
D2 |:G2 B2 Bc dB|G2 B2 Bc dB|G2 B2 e2 B2|d2 c2 c3A|
F2 A2 AB cA|F2 A2 AB cd|e2 d2 e2 f2 |1G,2 [B2g2] [B2g2] D2:|2G,2 [B2g2] [B2g2] a2||
|:b4 b2 a2|g3 g g2 f2|e2 e2 f2 g2|a4 a2 b2|
c'4 c'2 a2|f3 f f2 e2|d2 ^d2e2 f2|g2 ^g2 a2 ^a2|
b4 b2 a2|g3 g g2 f2|e2 e2 f2 g2|a4 a2 b2||
c'4 c'2 a2|f3 f f2 e2|d2 ^d2e2 f2|1G,2 [B2g2] [B2g2] a2:|2 G,2 [B2g2] [B2g2] z||

Three comments

Composed by John Burt 1938

This is a very popular tune here in the Ottawa Valley.
It is usually described as a Breakdown and that is a hard term to pin down. I’ve listed it as a reel but it could be a polka .
I’ve also seen it credited to Jim Magill.

Crooked stovepipe

A favorite all over Eastern Canada and New England as well. Some French have another name for it, not referring to woodstoves at all. I’ve seen it credited to Ralph Page as well, but I have a feeling it’s really been around a lot longer than any of the above.

I first learned it years ago in Alberta.