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'''OLD COON DOG [3].''' AKA - "[[My Old Coon Dog]]," "[[Way Down in Hackensack]]." American, Reel and Air (cut time). A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is from the playing of fiddler Arthur Cush Holston, recorded at the Florida Folk Festival. Mr. Holston played the tune quickly and energetically, and sang the following couplet:
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'''OLD COON DOG [3].''' AKA - "[[My Old Coon Dog]]," "[[Way Down in Hackensack]]." American, Reel and Air (cut time). A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AABB.  Kentucky fiddler Doc Roberts recorded the song/tune in May, 1928, as "[[My Old Coon Dog]]" (Gennett 6558). The tune was played energetically by  fiddler Arthur Cush Holston, recorded at the Florida Folk Festival. He sang following couplet:
 
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''Somebody stole my old coon dog,]]<br>  
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''Somebody stole my old coon dog,''<br>  
 
''I wish they'd bring him back;''<br>
 
''I wish they'd bring him back;''<br>
 
''To run the big dogs o`er the fence,''<br>  
 
''To run the big dogs o`er the fence,''<br>  
 
''The little ones thru the crack.''<br>
 
''The little ones thru the crack.''<br>
 
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Kentucky fiddler Doc Roberts recorded the song/tune in 1928 as "[[Way Down in Hackensack]]."
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The couplet (a floating verse, found also in other song/tunes) was in the 1915-16 manuscript of W.S. Black, as heard near Athens, Alabama. Similarly it was in Perrow, 1913, p. 128, heard in Mississippi in 1909<ref>Newman Ivey White, '''American Negro Folk-Songs''', 1928, p. 232.</ref>.  
 
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See also listing at:<br>
 
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Hear Arthur Cush Holston's rendition, from a performance at the Florida Folk Festival, at Slippery Hill [https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/old-coon-dog]<br>
 
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OLD COON DOG [3]. AKA - "My Old Coon Dog," "Way Down in Hackensack." American, Reel and Air (cut time). A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AABB. Kentucky fiddler Doc Roberts recorded the song/tune in May, 1928, as "My Old Coon Dog" (Gennett 6558). The tune was played energetically by fiddler Arthur Cush Holston, recorded at the Florida Folk Festival. He sang following couplet:

Somebody stole my old coon dog,
I wish they'd bring him back;
To run the big dogs o`er the fence,
The little ones thru the crack.

The couplet (a floating verse, found also in other song/tunes) was in the 1915-16 manuscript of W.S. Black, as heard near Athens, Alabama. Similarly it was in Perrow, 1913, p. 128, heard in Mississippi in 1909[1].

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: - Gennett 6558 (78 RPM), Doc Roberts Trio (1928).

See also listing at:
Hear Arthur Cush Holston's rendition, from a performance at the Florida Folk Festival, at Slippery Hill [1]



Back to Old Coon Dog (3)

  1. Newman Ivey White, American Negro Folk-Songs, 1928, p. 232.