All I've Got's Done Gone (1)
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ALL I'VE GOT'S DONE GONE . No relation to "Done Gone." Learned by Kentucky's Fiddlin' Doc Roberts (1897-1978) from African-American Madison County fiddler and bandleader Owen Walker (b. 1857) of whom he said, "He was the fiddlingest colored man that ever was around Kentucky. He played like a white man, only he could beat a white man" (Charles Wolfe). Gus Meade believes perhaps 70% of Robert's repertoire was obtained from Walker. Roberts revised the tune from Walker's original, and thought it an improvement. He recorded it in his first recording session in 1925 and re-recorded it again in Jan., 1930.
Source for notated version: Phillips transcribed the tune from the playing of Doc Roberts.
Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; p. 15.
Recorded sources: Champion 16208 (78 RPM), Doc Roberts, 1930. County 412, Fiddling Doc Roberts - "Old Time Tunes" (1983). Gennett 3162 (78 RPM), Doc Roberts, 1925.