Pretty Little Dog

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X:1 T:Little Dog T:Pretty Little Dog N:From the playing of Lee Triplett (1897-1981, Clay County, W.Va.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/little-dog Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Amin AB|A2E2G2AG |EDCC A,2 G,2|A,G,A,A, C2D2| D-E2G EDCD| A2A2 E2D2|EEDC A,2G,2|A,G,A,A, D2C2|G,-A,-A,2- A,2A,-B,| C2 A,-B, C2D2|EEDC A,2 G,2|A,G,A,A, C2D2| D-E2G EDCD| A2A2 E2D2|EEDC A,2G,2|A,G,A,C D2C2|G,-A,-A,2- A,2|| [D2A2e2]|a3-g edcd|eged cAGG|A2AB c2d2|[de]-[e2e2]d [e2e2]eg| a2 ag edcd|eged cAGG|ABAB +slide+c2 +slide+c2|+slide+[A6A6]| AB|c2 AB c2d2|edcA G2[G2A2]-|[A2A2]AB cBd2|[d2]-[e2e2] -[e2e2]d[e2e2]eg| a2 ag edcd|eged cAGG|ABAB +slide+c2 +slide+c2|+slide+[A6A6]||



PRETTY LITTLE DOG. American, Reel (cut time). USA, West Virginia. A Dorian. AEae or Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD (Brody): AABB (Johnson, Phillips). The source for the tune is West Virginia fiddler Lee Triplett, who says he fashioned it in the process of learning another tune from fiddler Doc White of Ivydale, W.Va. See also notes for "Pretty Little Cat." The tune is often played at a somewhat slower tempo than the fast breakdown speed.
Lee Triplett (1897-1981)
Doc White



Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Ruthie Dornfeld [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddler’s Fakebook), 1983; p. 221. Johnson (The Kitchen Musician: Occasional Collection of Old-Timey Fiddle Tunes for Hammer Dulcimer, Fiddle, etc.), No. 2, 1982 (revised 1988, 2003); p. 5. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 104.

Recorded sources: -Rounder 0010, "Fuzzy Mountain String Band" (1972). Yodel-ay-hee No. 108327, Critton Hollow Stringband - "Poor Boy" (1979).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Lee Triplett play the tune in a 1973 festival recording at the Digital Library of Appalachia [2] and Slippery Hill [3]
Hear various youtube.com versions [4][5]



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