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  • Speed the Plow

    June 12th, 2015
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    If you're growing crops on fields, plowing is pretty important. Traditional music being mostly written by and for people working in agriculture, there's a lot of music about plowing, including at least four tunes called "Speed the Plow":

    English


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    This is the most commonly played tune by this name, and is the one in NEFR. It's played over a wide range of tempos, from slow hornpipes to contra dance speed.

    Old Time #1


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    I'll occasionally hear this version from American Old-Time musicians. Usually played on a cross-tuned fiddle with a lot of open strings.

    Old Time #2


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    This is my favorite version, and the one the Free Raisins play.

    Irish


    (link; another one)

    I hadn't heard this one before looking through variations for this post.

    Swedish


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