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X:2 T:Belle of Lexington M:C| L:1/8 S:Bruce Molsky, based on Emmett Lundy's original Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D fe | d2 Bd A2 [F2A2] | {E/F/}EDFE D B,2 B, | A,B,DF dBAc | B(e e)e egfe | d2 Bd A2 [F2A2] | {E/F/}EDFE D B,2 B, | A,B, D2 dBAF | D3 D D2 :| |: fg | a2 fa bafd | efdf edBd | AB d2 eafd | e2 e4 fg | a2 fa bafd | efdf edBA | fe d2 dBAF | D6 :||

BELLE OF LEXINGTON. AKA and see "Belle Election" (John Patterson's title), "Hauling Home (The)," "Kitty's Wedding (1)," "Mrs. Smith's Reel," "Smith's Delight," "Smith's Reel." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; western Virginia (Grayson and Carroll Counties). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune, related to "Smith's Reel" and apparently derived from the Irish hornpipe "Kitty's Wedding (1)," was recorded by legendary southwestern Virginia fiddler Emmett Lundy (1864-1953, as "Belles of Lexington").
Emmett Lundy 1864-1953

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Emmett Lundy (Galax, Va.) [Krassen]; Skip Gorman [Phillips]; Peter Boveng [Silberberg].

Printed sources : - Krassen (Masters of Old Time Fiddling), 1983; p. 34. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, Vol. 1)_, 1994; p. 22. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 7. Susan Songer with Clyde Curley (Portland Collection vol. 3), 2015; p. 24.

Recorded sources : - Rounder Records 0058, John Patterson - "Old Originals, vol. 2" (1978. Also issued under Heritage 5).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]

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