Across the Sea
X:1 T: Across the Sea N:From the playing of fiddler John Lusk (1886-1969, Warren County, Tenn.), N:with Muprh Gribble (ban.) & Alvin York (gtr.), from a Sept. 1946 LOC field N:recording by Margaret Mayo at Campaign, Tenn. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Fast" D:Library of Congress AFS 08507 A , Lusk, Gribble & York (1946) D:Rounder CD 0238, Lusk, Gribble & York - "Altamont: Black Stringband Music D:from the Library of Congress" D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/across-sea Z:Andrew Kuntz K:D Ja2 fe B2B2|edB2 B2d2|Ja2 fe d2d2|edB2 A3B| Ja2 fe d2d2|edB2 d3B|Adff edB2|A3A A2|| A2-|A2A2 B2d2|J[e3e3][ee] [e2e2][d2e2]-|[ee][ee]d2 B2A2|d3d d2([d2e2]| [ee])ef2 e2d2|ed B2 d3B|A2B2 edB2|A3A A2| A2-|A2A2 B2c2|d6 B-d|-ddd2 B2A2|Jd3d d2[de]-[ee]-| [e2e2][e2e2][e2e2]d2|edB2 d3B|A2B2 edB2|A3A A3|| P:A' f-|a2fe d2d2|ed B2 d3f-|a2 fe d2d2| edB2 A4| Ja2 fe d2d2|ed B2 [d3f3]f|a2 ff edB2|A3AA2|| P:B' A2-|A2A2 B2d2|[de]-[ee]-[ee][de]- [e2e2]d2|efed B2A2|[de]-[df]-[df][de] [d2f2][de]-[df]-| [df][dg][d2f2]e2d2|ed B2 d2f|a2 ff ed B2|A3 A A2||
ACROSS THE SEA. AKA ‑ "Going Across the Sea." American, Reel. USA; Oklahoma, Cumberland Plateau (Ky./Tenn border region). D Major. ADae tuning (fiddle). One part. Marion Thede transcribed the tune from the playing of Billy Evans (Kiowa County, Oklahoma), who played it in scodatura tuning (ADae). "Across the Sea" was also recorded in 1946 from the playing of John Lusk (fid.), Murph Gribble (ban.) and Alvin York (gtr.) by Library of Congress collector Margaret Mayo, in Campaign, Tennessee.
Compare the Lusk String Band's version with versions by Kentucky fiddlers Isham Monday and Henry L. Bandy as "Going Across the Sea."