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X:1 T:Big Bully S:The Stripling Brothers, Charlie (1896-1966) and Ira (1898-1967), west Alabama. M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Fast" R:Country Rag or Reel D:Decca 5291 (78 RPM), The Stripling Brothers (1936) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/big-bully Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C "*"(^f2|g)(^fg)g ageg|aged c3[de]-|[ee][de]-[ee]d- dcA2|F3 F- F2[G2A2]-| [AA]ccd- dcA2|Gc2c e3(^c|d)ee^f- fga2|g4 =f3g-| g(^fg)g age2|aged c3[de]-|[ee][de]-[ee]d- dcA2|F3 F- F2[G2A2]-| [AA]ccd- dcA2|Gc2c e3 (g|a)gag- gfe2|c3c c2:|| P:Substitution: "*"z2|c'bc'a- age2|aged c3



BIG BULLY. American, Country Rag/Reel. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The tune is from a March, 1936, recording session for Decca Records in New Orleans by the Stripling Brothers, Charlie (1896-1966) and Ira (1898-1967), from Pickens/Lamaar counties, west Alabama. They were encouraged by the record company to do original numbers or ones not recorded before, but their "Big Bully" title seems to indicate a willingness to capitalize on the success of "Bully in the Town," a popular 1926 recording by the north Georgia group The Skillet Lickers and others. "Bully of the Town," however, was a composed song by Charles E. Trevathan in 1895 for the New York stage show The Widow Jones.

Charlie and Ira Stripling (r.) with the Freeman Brothers

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: - Decca 5291 (78 RPM), The Stripling Brothers (1936).

See also listing at:
Hear the Stripling Brothers' 1936 recording at youtube.com [1] and Slippery Hill [2]



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