The last few days I've been working on "The Oyster Girl Reel" from R.P. Christeson's The Old Time Fiddler's Repertory and recordings of Bob Walters a great Nebraska fiddler who played in the Missouri Valley area of Missouri.
I actually was turned on to it by a video of Howard Raines and his son playing it on YouTube and then found the Bob Walters recording and wondered if it was in Christeson's book, and so it is. There it is played in D. Howard plays it in C. This is not the same tune as the jig of the same name. I'm also having much fun with "Oyster River Hornpipe" that I picked up from a recording of Lotus Dickey (two parts) and another of Megan Lynch Chowning and Adam Hurt (three parts).
Now the question becomes, "Can I play these tunes in months without an 'R'"?