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Jean Murray: Music

Dear Evelina, Sweet Evelina

(Fiddle, Susie Hallinan; guitar, Scott Darter; mandolin and harmonica, Charlie Hunt; bass fiddle, Robin Dale Ford)
The fiddle sounds lonely as it begins this waltz but in 1897 at the Last Chance Roadhouse it was the only instrument and the dancers were glad to have "Three-tune" Eddie Draper available. Charles Hamlin, author of Old Times in the Yukon included this tune, which he described as "dreamy," with "Mountain Canary" (see track #2) . The song appeared in an 1848 Christy Minstrel collection of songs with only "M.T." given as the composer.