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X:1 % T:Betsy L:1/8 M:4/4 S:From a transcription of the playing of Henry Reed by Alan Jabbour K:Ador Bc/c/ AA A/B/c/d/ e2|d2 (G2 G/)A/B/c/ dB|B/c(A/ A)(A A/)B/c/d/ ed| e/f/g/f/ e/d/B A/A A/B/|c/B/c G>A A/B/c/d/ e2|e/d/B/A/ G>G G (3A/B/c/ dB| c/B/c A(A A/)B/c/d/ [Ae]d|e/f/g/f/ e/d/B (G/A)(A/ A)||[Ae]| [A/e/]^c/e/f/4g/4 a>b ^c'a/e/ ed|[A/e/]d/e e/d/c/d/ e2|e2 {f}a>a ^c'a/4f/4(e/ e)e/f/| g/f/e/d/ c/A/B AA [Ae]|[A/e/]^c/e/g/ a2 ^c'a/(e/ e)d/c/| [A/e/]d/e/f/ g>g e/d/^c/d/ e2|e>f/2g/4 aa/b/ ^c'a/f/ ed|fe/d/ c/A/B (G/A)(A/ A)||

BETSY. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Virginia. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABBA. From the playing of Glyn Lynn, Va., fiddler Henry Reed, taped by musicologist Alan Jabbour around 1966 or 1967. Jabbour notes that he believes this tune was part of Reed's core repertoire and that Reed considered it a good dance tune. Reed could not remember the full title but said that it was something about 'Betsy'.

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Recorded sources: - CD, Alan Jabbour, James Reed, Bertram Levy - "A Henry Reed Reunion" (2002).

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