From the recording The Road Out of Town

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The popular hornpipe known today as "Boys of Bluehill" was known in the early 19th century as "Beaux of Oak Hill" and also appeared in the Knauff Virginia Reels collection as "The Two Sisters."

Popular belief has the title of "Old French" coming from a remark by an old Vermont fiddler who, when asked its title, said it was "just an old French tune." It seems to be from the northern New England or French Canadian region, and is also known in the Ottawa Valley as "Rambler's Hornpipe" or "Little Old Man." We are nudging it a little more toward the French-Canadian side by playing it as a reel and using the traditional QuebeƧois foot-tapping for the rhythm.