A tune with a murky past, it has been a favourite in Ontario since the mid-late 20th century. According to The Fiddlers' Companion it was first recorded in 1929 under the title “Reel de St-Tite” on a 78 recording by Sotère Mongrain and Ida Mongrain. In the Ottawa Valley it has also been known as "The Little Old Man". Date is a guess.
There's link below to a great clip of Don Messer, Charlie Chamberlain and Duke Neilsen with a lively stripped down trio rendition of Rambler's.
|Title||Rambler's Hornpipe - Old French|
|Subject||Ontario Fiddle Hit Parade Reels, Hornpipes, Strathspeys, Marches|
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