Bull At The Wagon is an old time fiddle reel from the southwest. The earliest known recording of it was made by the brothers Dempson and Denmon Lewis in 1929 for Victor Records. Born in San Antonio they lived their adult lives in New Mexico working as cattle ranchers, but occasionally returned to their native state to play dances and record in El Paso. I learned of this tune when Batya played with the contra dance group Crooked, and I became so enamored of it that I began adding it into my sets. After trying a few different instrumentations, I settled on a mandolin-fiddle duet to add some variety to a concert.