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Katy is a Sleeping

Posted by fiddlecraver


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Size: 3,328kb, uploaded 12/16/2008 8:05:09 AM
Genre: Old-Time / Playing Style: Unknown/None Chosen

9 comments on “Katy is a Sleeping”

OTJunky Says:
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @10:08:35 AM

Really nice tune and well played.

Thanks for uploading it.

I haven't heard it before. Where did you get it?


fiddlecraver Says:
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @12:05:39 PM

Thanks. The first part of the tune came from my grandmother. She said there was more to it. I was looking for a high part and got it from Samuel Bayard's Dance to the Fiddle March to the fife. (He collected several versions of this in similar form to what I've played here.) This is played out of GDGD and sometimes I play it in GDAE in D or A. I love a a nice "two string" tune.

Percy Says:
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @3:10:56 PM

That's awesome... You're an incredible player!!! Hats off!!

peerke112 Says:
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 @4:10:53 PM

It sounds great! It's the sound I'm looking for. How and with what did you record this?

fiddle4u Says:
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @6:16:22 AM

Great Tune - I can hear where it may have rooted from = Scotland.. ? esp- those notes and Chords
you are playing so well- Yes nice recording sound Too,,Those strings Droneing only make me more
convinced of its Scots Roots - Very well done ,,,

fiddlecraver Says:
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @10:35:54 PM

Musicologist Samuel Bayard collrcted 5 versions of this tune. $ from Pennsylvania fiddlers in the 1930s... Also one of which was from Anastasia Corkery who was born in County Cork sometime in the late 1800's. She sang it. as "You are my Love in the Hay All Night."

Bayard also cited versions in:

"Airs and Melodies Peculiar to the Highlands of Scotland" published in Edinburg 1816 by Simon Fraser.

"Albyn's Anthology" Published 1816-18 Edinburg. Alexander Campbell

"Old Irish Folk Music and Songs" London 1909 Joyce. Also published in Dublin in 1909 by Hodges and Figgis and Co.

"The Complete Petrie Collection of Ancient Irish Music" Petrie 1855 Dublin.

Alternate titles:

Kate's Laid in the Hay (Pennsylvania)
Whitewashed Kate (Pennsylvania)
Round and Round the Green Sugar Tree (Pennsylvania)

Ozarkian DL Says:
Thursday, July 16, 2009 @7:33:34 AM

Smooth as glass thar Shawn. U'z uh great fiddler. 5 stars.

brynmawr Says:
Thursday, August 20, 2009 @8:41:54 AM

Wow, your playing is very inspiring! I am truly, really seriously impressed. Really beautiful fiddling... you are a good musician/fiddler!

Peghead Says:
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @12:24:38 PM

Beautiful !

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