Waiting for the Federals - G MajorReel

Author: Traditional
Origin: USA - Midwest

This is an "old time" tune closely related to Seneca Square Dance, which originated from the Oklahoma or Missouri area. It may be named for the population of Senecas that were resettled to Oklahoma after the war of 1812, or it could be named for Seneca, Missouri. It was first recorded in 1926 by Sam Long (1876-1931), who lived in both these areas. The Southern US name for the tune, Waiting for the Federals, is likely a reference to an event in the American Civil War.

Ref: https://tunearch.org/wiki/Annotation:Waiting_for_the_Federals
Ref: https://tunearch.org/wiki/Annotation:Seneca_Square_Dance
Ref: https://thesession.org/tunes/3125