Bibb County Hoedown

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X:1 T:Bibb County Hoe Down S:From the playing of Seven Foot Dilly & His Dill Pickles R:Reel D:Brunswick575B (78 RPM), Seven Foot Dilly & His Dill Pickles (1930) D: D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C e c-d|e2ed e2ed|e2d2 cBAA|G2GEG2 GE|G2GG EGAc-| c2cAc2cA|c2A2 GABc|d2dB d2dB|d2 dB dBcd| e2ed e2ed|e2d2 cBAA|G2GEG2 GE|G2G2 EGAB| c2c4-cd|BdBd AGAB|c2cB c2cB| c2A2GFED|| E2EG E2 EG|E2 D2CDEF|G2GEG2 GE|G2GE AGEG| c2c2-c2cA|c2A2 GFEF|D2DC DCDD|D2DC DB,CD| E2EG E2 EG|E2D2 CGEF|G2GE G2GE|G2GF EGGA| c2c2-c2cd|BdBG AGBG|(c/d/c) c2-c2 cA|c2A2GAcd||

BIBB COUNTY HOEDOWN. AKA - "Bibb County Breakdown." American, Reel (cut time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. In the repertoire of Seven Foot Dilly and His Dill Pickles (A.A. Gray, fiddle), north Georgia, who recorded it in Atlanta in November, 1930. The group probably consisted of John Dilleshaw (guitar), A.A. Gray (fiddle), plus a second fiddle and guitar, banjo and a washtub bass. All were more or less musicians in the Skillet Lickers circle of north Georgia musicians in the 1920's and early 1930's, who morphed in different combinations for various recordings.

The tune is often heard in modern jam sessions set in the key of 'A' with the fiddle tuned in Calico tuning (AEac#) or cross-tuned (AEae).

Bibb County is in Georgia, created in 1822 and named after William Wyatt Bibb (1790-1820), a United States Senator and Governor of the Territory of Alabama. Macon is the county seat.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Greg Canote [Silberberg].

Printed sources : - Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 8 (appears as "Bibb County Breakdown"). Songer & Curley (Portland Collection vol. 3), 2015; p. 26.

Recorded sources : - Brunswick 575 (78 RPM), Seven Foot Dilly and His Dill Pickles (1930). Document DOCD 8002, "John Dilleshaw." New World 226, Seven Foot Dilly and His Dill Pickles - "That's My Rabbit, My Dog Caught It: Traditional Southern Instrumental Styles" (1978. Various Artists).

See also listing at :
See another standard notation transcription (in 'A') at Taterjoes [1]
Hear Dilly & His Dill Pickles' 1931recording at Slippery Hill [2] and [3]

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