X:1 T:Biddy M:C| L:1/8 N:AEae tuning (fiddle) S:Edden Hammons (1875-1955, Pocahontas County, W.Va.) N:From a 1947 field recording F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/biddy Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Amix |:(Be)[e2e2][e3e3]d|Bded Bdd2|egfd e2d2|BdeB A2A2| (Be)[e2e2][e3e3]d|Bded Bdd2|(3gfe fde2d2|[Be]edB A2A2:| |:eaab a3f | g/f/g gf ebag|eaab abaf|gedB A2A2| eaab a3f |g/f/g gf ebag|eaab abaf|(g/f/e)dB A2A2:|]
BIDDY. American, Reel (cut time). A Mixolydian. AEae tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is sourced to the playing of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, fiddler Edden Hammons (1875-1955), who was recorded in the field by Louis Chappell in 1947. Hammons is accompanied on the guitar by an inadequate guitarist, with the microphone unfortunately picking up too much of that instrument, to the detriment of the sound of Hammon's fiddling.