Seneca Squaredance (Waiting for the Federals, The Higher Up the Monkey Climbs)

As played by Austin Rogers from the Alabama region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Austin Rogers Collection

2 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)

Various different fiddlers

This tune is almost a blank slate; you can take it in many different directions. The first time through the A part, I transcribed and played it fairly slowly and sedately. I added some shuffle to the second repetition of the A part.

For examples of what you can do with this tune, check out these Youtube videos. First we have the Whompers with a very straightforward (but nice) version:

Secondly, we have The Higher Up the Monkey Climbs, a humorous and up-tempo rendition by Fiddlin' Bob Larkan & His Music Makers.

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