This transcription is based on a performance by Jimmy Johnson’s String Band, recorded in Richmond, Indiana, on November 12, 1931. It was released as Champion S-16389 and Superior 2821.

The term quadrille is used to mean a wide variety of (sometimes contradictory) things in American country dance. R.P Christeson used it in his seminal Old Time Fiddler’s Repertory books to describe what would more commonly be called a double jig. It may also be used to describe a style of square dancing with its roots in 17th-century france. In this context, I assume that it’s in reference to the dance call on the recording.

Johnson would, of course, go on to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles with the Dallas Cowboys.1

Washington Quadrille

1May be a different Jimmy Johnson. Not sure.

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