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Black Cat in the Briar Patch

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A tune in G and C from Melvin Wine of Copen, West Virginia

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Blue Mule

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From Chirps Smith notation of Bob Holt's playing

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Bummer's Reel - Jehile Kirkhuff

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Jehile Kirkhuff from Ed Berbaum's old Jehile web site.

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Calhoun Swing

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I orginally learned this tune on banjo from Melvin Wine before I started playing fiddle.

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Coleman's March

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A quickly done version in DDAD.

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Cross-tuned Favorites

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Inspired by the topic: http://www.fiddlehangout.com/topic/43494, An audio list: Yew Piney Mountain from Lester McCumbers, mostly, Sandy Boys (Edden Hammons), Old Christmas Morning (French Carpenter), Elzick's Farewell (combination of French Carpenter and Doc White), Ways of the World (Wm. H. Stepp), Liza Jane (Carter Brothers & Son), Mike in the Wilderness (John Salyer), Spring's All Muddy and the Pond's All Dry (Burl Hammons), Walk Chalk Chicken (Melvin Wine), John Henry (Fred Cockerham, fiddle; Kyle Creed, banjo), Last of Callahan (Luther Strong)

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Cuckoo's Nest in G (fiddle and whistle)

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The Cuckoo's Nest (in G; influenced by Ed Haley and Irish version)

The Cuckoo's Nest (in G; influenced by Ed Haley and Irish version) I knew the Cuckoo's Nest in D and when I got the Haley Recordings, I started playing something derived from that version, in G. I had stopped playing Irish music on the tin whistle during that time period while I was still working. When I retired and started attending Irish sessions, I learned the Irish version in the key of G. Now that version has three parts and the second and third ones are those that are in Haley's version. So here is my first purposeful attempt (though I have thought of doing this for quite a few years) to ?old timeyize? the first part. The whistle version follows.

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East Tennessee Blues

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East Tennessee Blues (a jam version, maybe?) I don't know how many versions I've played over the years, but I always like Fred Price's. This is not his, but some of the phrases have a flavor from his version. I concocted this as a version that I could introduce into jams as being a bit more straightforward.

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Fox and Hounds

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While I haven't learned a new tune in a couple of years (it's enough remembering the 400 or so I'm supposed to know how to start). Over Labor Day weekend, I tried to catch the tune "Fox and Hounds" presented in a jam by Jason Loux. I found Ben McKay's recording and slowed it down to 85% of recorded speed (the tempo was way too fast in my opinion, though played very well). I recorded it playing over an 85% speed of the recording of Jimmie Revard & His Oklahoma Playboys. Here's where I got the original recording. https://workupload.com/file/d7AxhGFhygM Info on the group https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/jimmie-revard-and-his-oklahoma-playboys

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I've Alway Been a Rambler or The Girl I Left Behind

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Size: 3,391kb, uploaded 1/14/2018 7:26:08 AM
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I learned the song many years ago from the recording: Grayson and Whitter. Recordings of Grayson and Whitter, County 513, LP (196?), trk# 6 [1928/07/31] (Girl I Left Behind - I) which also goes under the title Maggie Walker Blues. This setting is the most satisfying of all the many ways I've done this song over the years.

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Interferon Gene

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Size: 3,772kb, uploaded 7/28/2022 9:24:43 AM
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Ever Wrote a Song?

Sort of an editorial comment based on an article in: Science, 209: 1492-1494 (Sept 26, 1980) entitled ?Univerisity and Drug Firm Battle over Billion-Dollar Gene? to the tune of: ?Guardian Beauty Contest? by Atilla the Hun from Trinidad. Sing Out, 6(#3): 3 (1956)

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Irish-American set

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Irish-American set

On fiddle, then on whistle. All are in G. In the Irish sessions, they almost always play sets of three tunes. The first set I concocted I call my Irish-American set. All of the Irish tunes are forerunners of American old time tunes (i.e. very similar). Teetotaler or Temperance Reel - Irish or old time titles Green Fields of America - Irish = Old Mother Flanagan (from Lee Triplett, WV) or Shippensport - old time; I start the fiddle on the part most compatible with the Irish set version on whistle; also I've given you two ways to play Old Mother Flanagan Honeymoon Reel - Irish = Crocket's Honeymoon - old time

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Jake Leg Wobble

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From the Ray Brothers of Mississippi (in G). This is a joke from Barbara Johnson and myself. If you get it let me know.

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L & N Rag

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L & N Rag

Learned from a recording of Alex Hood and his Railroad Boys

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Maysville

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Maysville is one JP Fraley's great tunes. Hear my banjo version on BHO.

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Oh Death & Glory in the Meetinghouse

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Glory In The Meetinghouse...key..s.....

While this is not the last time I will try recording this song and tune, it's what I did a few years ago. I like the idea of singing acappella at different times in the song though those times are not set in stone. O Death is adapted from Dock Boggs banjo version and Glory in the Meeting House is from Luther Strong. The fiddle is tuned EDAE (a tuning which I think works much better than standard for those who have adapted fiddle versions of Hobart Smith's banjo tune "Last Chance").

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Old Christmas Morning

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Fiddle AEAE (probably closer to A flat in my recording; just say "tuned in octaves") - Derived from the playing of French Carpenter of Clay County, West Virginia.

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Pat Him on the Back - 3 fiddles

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An old time Snake Chapman tune played in standard tuning on my 3 fiddles. Which fiddle do you think sounds best?

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Peachbottom CreeK

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There are so many fiddle tunes that banjo players learn. Well, here's the reverse. Peachbottom Creek is the great Wade Ward banjo tune (f#DF#AD) that I adapted to fiddle (GDAE). My friend Bob Graff and I played this in the fiddle-banjo duet contest at the Henry Reed Festival in 2010. Thanks to Terry Reed who archived this (June 29, 2010) at the WNRV-AM (990) radio web site .

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Pigeon on the Gate

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A D tune from Doc White of Ivydale, West Virginia.

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