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D Cherokee Shuffle

Posted by tonyelder, written by Bob Carlin

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This is a three part version / a hybrid of Lost Indian and Cherokee Shuffle - with the B part of Cherokee Shuffle played as the C part. I picked up the idea from Banging and Sawing / Bob Carllin. But you can hear the influence of the bluegrass version in a few places. Yeap. I tried to play it slower... does it show?

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D Dry And Dusty

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Inspired by Rhys Jones in D for the fiddle festival Feb '13;.

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D Julianne Johnson

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ADae / learned from a banjo version from Mary Z. Cox / "Walking That Banjo Home" // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBsRQT7hvtw I played fiddle and guitar.

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D Moonlight

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ADae / I learned this from an excellent CD by Martin Fox & Jeff Winegar - "The Way Is Was" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxWy62qiDmA Earliest recording I can find was played by Wallace Thompson in A (recorded by Bruce Greene in 1974. Another recording was made of WT by BG in 1988 that also includes some of the history of the tune (as he knew it): http://dla.acaweb.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/berea/id/1894/rec/3 Supposedly, this is a very old Scottish tune that WT's great -grandmother used to hum to him when he was a child ("...and she was old then") Was also played by Bruce Greene: https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/moonlight-0 Another nice - more melodic version is by the Snow Hill Strings on "Babe In The Woods": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obGx7CIqJeQ

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D Polly Put The Kettle On

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ADAE. Learned from Bruce Molsky.

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D Sadie At The Back Door

Posted by tonyelder, written by Jere Canote

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I play this in D with fiddle tuned ADae. I learned this from a recording of the Morgantown Rounders on their CD “The Morgantown Rounders”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpnfhbiDuA8 There is a brief entry at Fiddler's Companion: http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/SAA_SAIG.htm SADIE AT THE BACK DOOR. Old-Time, Breakdown. Composed by Seattle old-time musician Jere Canote, originally written as a banjo tune. Sadie was a cat. Carlin (Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo), 1983. CCF2, Cape Cod Fiddlers – “Concert Collection II” (1999). Rooster Records, Sandy Bradley & the Small Wonder String Band. Rounder 0172, Bob Carlin. So this tune was written by Jere Canote. Here is a video of him and his brother playing the tune. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4ht2GEdzzA DLA / Jake Krack. http://dla.acaweb.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/berea/id/2843/rec/2 I didn't find anything at Slippery-Hill.

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D Sarah Armstrong

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ADae // I learned this from a YouTube video. Sorry I don't know who these folks are. According to the caption it was at "Mike Long's house" in Tulsa and uploaded in 2013. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miACb6DgipY) Perhaps someone knows who they are. I could not find any recordings on the M-K or DLA. However, Fiddlers Companion did have a short summary. (http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/SAR_SAY.htm) Fun tune to play.

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D Step Around Johnny

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Its easy to let the days slip by if you let them. So, here we go... I play this in D with the fiddle cross-tuned ADae. I learned this from a a lot of different recordings. But I guess the one that had the most influence was from a CD by Lydia, Emily, and Claude Martin called “Ten Thousand Miles”. I like the they way she plays the A part. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc8STrfr69o Slippery-Hill: https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/step-around-johnny Fiddler's Companion: http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/STE.htm STEP AROUND JOHNNY. Old-Time, Breakdown. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 150. I didn't find anything at DLA. FWIW - According to one source (Dean Barber) who posted a video on YouTube with Tricia Spencer playing the tune: “...comes from Blount County, Ala., about 40 miles north of Birmingham, where I lived for nearly 25 years.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs8hVdVlweI Again, thanks to Josh Turknett for letting me use his banjo “tune of the week” videos as a background for my fiddle. His video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVxw67bxunc

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D Twin Sisters

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ADae. I learned this from a recording of Rhys Jones playing it on his CD “All I've Got's Done Gone”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2J02Wwc6xQ The history for this tune has a strange twist. Fiddler's Companion show 5 different entries based on the title. http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/TWA_TZ.htm You would think with that many entries in Fiddler's Companion that something would turn up on a recording somewhere... but I can't find anything.

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D1 8th of January

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ADAE. .Not the traditional version. This is version I learned off of Bruce Molsky's Lost Boy. I think Bruce probably picked up from fiddler John Lusk.

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D1 Johnny Don't Get Drunk

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ADAE.I learned this tune from The Wild Turkeys on their CD "The Wild Turkeys I like their version.

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DD Camp Meeting On The Forth Of July

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DDad // I learned this from a Canote Brothers recording that I think was made a public jam session. (https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/camp-meeting-4th-july) and (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f7MR_dTOTY) I've heard a lot of versions of this - but I really like the relaxed feel that the Canote Brothers give to the way they play it. It is my favorite version. I have heard it said that the tune comes from Alabama fiddler James Bryan. And at least one story is told (by Dean Barber) - that James learned it from Tommy Jackson - who learned it from Coleman Barwick from Alabama. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78xAS5FKdmg) But James is well know for playing - even if he didn't write it: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDq1uTYlj9Q) Several other little stories, but....

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FS - No Baby Swings Like Mine

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Just for fun... This is a South Austin Jug Band song. // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrOPRPFj4II The recording is from the last band I played in back in Anchorage / Full Sail (FS). Straight off the board / at a wedding in Alaska. When we first formed - it was a great lineup. I miss the group - we had a great time. They called us bluegrass. ;-)

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G Ain't Gonna Get No Supper Here Tonight

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Learned from Bob Carlin's "Fiddle Tunes For Clawhammer" I'm tuned GDGD.

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G Cabin Creek

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Played in G. Fiddle tuned Gdgd. I learned this from another recording from the Lonesome Stragglers CD Susquehanna Waltz. I'm pretty sure Ernie Carpenter is the source for this version. https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/cabin-creek There are several tunes that go by the name Cabin Creek. And some of those other versions go by other names. Fiddler's Companion is not much help on the version I learned. DLA does not have this version.

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G Cherry River Line

Posted by tonyelder, written by Lester McCumbers

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GDgd // I learned this from a recording of Lester McCumbers playing made by Kim Johnson (banjo) in 2006 in Glenville, West Virginia. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q62oT_9La34) And here is Lester talking about where he learned the tune from, a banjo player named Jenes Cottrell. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay2TR-9xJm I) Kim notes that “as far as I know Lester was the first of the fiddle players to pick up the tune. He and his wife sang quite a few verses to it.” Nothing on DLA, Slippery-Hill, or Fiddler's Companion.

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G Cuffey

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It deserved to be done again. tuned GDgd. Learned from the Crutchfield Project / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLti1VTviic

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G Honest Farmer

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GDgd / learned from 2 sources: Dust Busters / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTGsdWjUBAU ...and the Dry Branch Fire Squad / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leBEQ64cqHM ....and yes - I did take a few liberties with the lyrics and arrangement - but nothing radical - just easier for me.

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G Jaybird Died Of The Whooping Cough

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GDgd / learned from a recording by the Foghorn Stringband on their CD "Boombox Squaredance" // https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ0VB3ugIJQ I couldn't find an early recorded version. But on Mudcat, I did find lyrics to a rhyme (song) by the same name that dates back to early 1900's: "From Mississippi, country whites, MS of Dr. Harrington, 1909. In E. C. Perrow, 1911, I, JAFL 25, "Songs and Rhymes of the South," II, 35, Songs in Which Animals Figure" from here: http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm? threadid=37475 None of what I have listened to has included singing. But it might be interesting to try and pair them up though.

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G John Brown's March old

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I play this in G with the fiddle cross-tuned GDgd. I first learned to play this from a live recording of Alan Jabbour and Bertram Levy. They are pretty much the same melody. http://dla.acaweb.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/Warren/id/1894/rec/1 ...but, like so many other tunes I learned first, when I moved to Memphis and played what I knew with the locals – I learned that there is another version. And I looked to find a recording of the other version that I wanted to learn. I really don't know who's version I ended up learning. It might be just what I picked up from the locals. But it favors what I perceive to be the older, more traditional version from the civil war era. This one I listened to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRXzBGPyJXc There are 2 entries at Fiddler's Companion: http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/JOHAN_JOHN.htm There are 2 audio files at DLA: http://dla.acaweb.org/cdm/search/searchterm/john%20brown's%20march/order/nosort and Slippery-Hill has one: https://www.slippery-hill.com/search-page?search_api_views_fulltext=john+brown%27s+march&=Search

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