Notice the curved back. This helped to make the violin play louder, so it could be heard during loud barn dances.
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In the Cars on The Long Island Railroad composed by William Sidney Mount, 1850. He wrote this because he used to take trips to New York City on the Long Island Railroad. Listen carefully to the music, it should sound like a train.
The Musings of an Old Bachelor composed by William Sidney Mount, 1845. Mount never got married, so the tune could be about himself.
Shep Jones' Hornpipe, inspired William to paint the Dance of the Haymakers. It was composed by Shep Jones, Mount's neighbor and fiddler in the painting. It is best to listen to while looking at the painting. Go there!
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