Betty Baker (1)

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X:1 T:Betty Baker [1] S:Manon Campbell (Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/betty-baker-0 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D ABdA B2d2|fded Bdd2|ABdA B2d2|BdAd BA A2| A2dA B2d2|fded Bdd2|ABdA B2d2|Bded B2A2| A2dA B2d2|fded Bd d2|A2Bd e2d2|BdAd Bd A2|| fa3 a3(e|fe)df e2d2|fa2b a3e|fded B2A2| fa3 a3(e|fe)df ed3|fa2b a2fe|dBAd B2A2||



BETTY BAKER [1]. AKA and see "Indian Nation (4)." American, Reel (cut time). USA; eastern Kentucky, West Virginia. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Although the tune called "Betty Baker" is known as a "W.Va. standard," it was played (in more or less related versions) by a number of east Kentucky fiddlers, including Manon Campbell, Clyde Davenport, Ed Haley and Hiram Stamper (1893-1992), of Knott County. The latter also played a tune he called "Indian Nation (4)" [1] that is a version of "Betty Baker (1)." See West Virginia versions at "Betty Baker (3)."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Manon Campbell (Hallie, Letcher County, Kentucky, 1977) [Titon].

Printed sources : - Titon (Old Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 5, p. 36.

Recorded sources: - Augusta Heritage Records 003, Ernie Carpenter - "Elk River Blues - Traditional Tunes From Braxton County, W.Va." Copper Creek CCCD-0196, Tom, Brad & Alice - "We'll Die in the Pig Pen Fighting."



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