Arkansas Two-Step

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X:1 T:Arkansas Two-Step N:From the playing of fiddler Earl Collins (1911-1975, Missouri, Oklahoma, So. Cal.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Fast" D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/arkansas-two-step-0 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C [B2^f2]-|[c2g2][c2g2]([ca]g)e2|[c3g3]a[c2g2][B2^f2]-|[c2g2][c2g2]([ca]g)eg|[c2g2][cg][cg] [c2g2]+slide+g2| g2gg b2b2|a2g2 +slide+B3d|BAGG AGG2|[E3c3]d [E2c2]:|| |:[_E2B2]-|[=E2c2][G2c2] [E2c2][G2c2]|[E2c2][Ec]d [E2c2][_E2B2]-|[=E2c2]G2 E2G2|[G_B]-[G=B][GB]d [G2B2](_B2| =B)AGB AG3|+slide+[G3B3][GB]- [G2B2][G2_B2]-|[G=B]GBG AG3|[E3c3]d [E2c2]:|



ARKANSAS TWO-STEP'. American, Two-Step or Reel (cut time). USA, Missouri. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB. Fiddler Bob Holt told Mark Wilson that this was a part of the common fiddling repertory when he was young, played by most and often as the first tune for a dance.



Additional notes

Source for notated version : - Bob Holt (1930-2004, Ava, southwest Missouri, Ozarks region) [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 60.

Recorded sources - Rounder CD-0432, Bob Holt – “Got a Little Home to Go To” (1998).

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Additional notes: Hear Bob Holt's 1997 recording at Slippery Hill [1]
Hear Earl Collin's home recording at Slippery Hill [2]