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Folding Down the Sheets (ADAE)

Genre: Old-Time  Key: D  
Posted by christym, updated: 7/9/2021
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Notes: There are many fun versions of this tune. There's a recording of Henry Reed over at slippery-hill.com (same as what's notated in the
Milliner Koken Collection), and another of Frank[lin] George available
through the Berea Digital Archives website. However, something about
about Rayna Gellert's version drew me in. I like the bounce, and surprisingly,
the repetition of it. Where H.Reed played two short A parts followed by two
short B's, in this version the A and B parts are doubled. Also, any extra
beat(s) H.Reed played have been left out, making this a square tune.

2 comments

ep2175 Says:
Friday, July 9, 2021 @4:12:39 PM
Listed as standard tuning but it seems Gellert plays it tuned ADAE. Just a note for those who also like her version.

christym Says:
Friday, July 9, 2021 @10:32:23 PM
That's right, ADAE. High Bass tuning.

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