Katie Bar the Door
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KATIE BAR THE DOOR. AKA and see "Katy Bar the Door." Old-Time, Breakdown. D Major (Silberberg): C Major (Milliner & Koken). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AABB (Milliner & Koken). From the banjo playing of Roscoe Parrish (1897-1984), Galax, Carroll County, Virginia. This ditty is sung with the tune.
Katy bar your door,
Katy bar your door;
The Indians jumping all around your house,
Katy bar your door.
Source for notated version: Roscoe Parish (Galax, Virginia) [Milliner & Koken].
Printed sources: Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of Amercian Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 355. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 81.
Recorded sources: HS 2000, Harmony Sisters - "The Early Years" (). Heritage 070, Roscoe Parish - "The Old Time Way" (1986)