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PRETTY LITTLE DOG. Old-Time, Breakdown. 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.
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 
Hear Lee Triplett play the tune in a 1973 festival recording at the Digital Library of Appalachia 
PRETTY LITTLE DOG full annotations and Past Featured Tunes
T:Pretty Little Dog
eg |"Am" a2 e2 g2 ag | edcB A2 G2 | A2 AA c2 d2 |"G" e4 e2 eg |
"Am"a2 e2 g2 ag | edcB A2 G2 |"F" A2 Ac "G"BAG2 | "Am"A4 A2 :|
AB|:"Am"c2 AB cBcd | edcB A2 G2 | A2 AA c2 d2 |"G" e4 e2 eg |
"Am"a2 e2 g2 ag | edcB A2 G2 |"F" A2 Ac "G"BAG2 | "Am"A4 A4 :|
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