Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine

As played by Austin Rogers from the Alabama region

Reel or Breakdown in D mixolydian

From the Austin Rogers Collection

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I don't recall where I learned this one

Here's a tune with definite Irish roots. I first learned this melody as an Irish air (when fiddled) or ballad (when sung) called Star of the County Down. But one day I heard it played as an old time breakdown, and I haven't played it as an air since. Play this one fast.

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