Wednesday Tune Fix – Pete McMahan’s Happy Jack

The old fiddle tune Happy Jack I learned the tune from Pete McMahan. To my thinking it is one of the best square dance tunes ever. This is a real Mid-Missouri tune, Pete having learned it from Clark Atterbury from Montgomery County.

Pete’s mentor Clark Atterbury, from Americus in Montgomery County

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  1. Do you know Pete’s tune, Grandma or Grandmother’s Waltz? I suggested the name for it at a fiddle contest near St Joe about 36 years ago.

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