Honeymoon, The | Bowing Down Home
About this tune
This tune appears twice in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1884), which was later republished as 1000 Fiddle Tunes - once as "The Honeymoon" and on another page as "The Ha'penny." Archie Stewart called it "The Lumberjack's Reel."
This tune was first recorded in North America c. 1915 as part of a medley played by American accordionist John Kimmel; in 1928 a recording of the tune was released by a "hillbilly" group known as the Crockett Family Mountaineers; in the 1970s the hillbilly version was adopted and popularized as "Crockett's Honeymoon" by an American ensemble called the Highwoods String Band.
Notation for the version played here by Archie Stewart is in The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island.