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X:1 T:Farewell Trion L:1/8 M:2/4 S:Uncle Joe Blalock, via Mack Blalock and James Bryan Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C z|e/ g a/ ge|(dc) c2|A/ c d/ c/A/G/A/|c/A/c/d/ e2| e/ g a/ ge|(dc) c2|A/ c d/ c/A/G/A/|A/G/E/C/ D/C:| ||C/|G,/A,/C/D/ E/G/A/B/|c/B/A (c2|c2 c)c/d/|c/A/G/c/ A/G/E/C/| D/ E3 C/|G,/A,/C/D/ E/G/A/B/|c/B/A (c2|c2 c)c/d/|c/A/G/A/ c/A/G/E/| D/C/E/F/||GE/F/ GE/F/|G/A/G/E/ D/C/E/F/|GE/F/ GA/B/|c/A/G/E/ D/C/E/F/| GE/F/ G>G|G/A/G/E/ D/C/A,/C/|G,/A,/C/D/ E/G/A/B/|c/A/G/E/ D<C||

FAREWELL TRION. American, Reel (cut the). USA, Alabama. G Major (Carlin): C Major (Kuntz, Phillips). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABC (Kuntz): AA'AA'BB'C (Phillips). Played slower than the usual breakdown tempo. The primary source for the tune is fiddler Mack Blalock (1914-1987), of Mentone, Alabama, who had it "from his great-uncle Joe Blaylock (b. 1854) who composed it upon returning to Alabama after getting laid off from a mill in Trion, Georgia. James Bryan added a third part to the tune" (Old-Time Herald, vol. 1, No. 6, Winter 1988-89). In addition to his uncle Joe, Mack learned many tunes from his aunt Annie Blalock of Lookout Mountain, and uncles Alfred and Henry Blalock.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - James Bryan (Ala.) with Bob Carlin [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; p. 49.

Recorded sources: -Rounder 0197, Bob Carlin - "Banging and Sawing" (1985).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]

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