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X:1 T:Big Four S:The Stripling Brothers, Charlie (1896-1966) and Ira (1898-1967), west Alabama. M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Moderate" R:Two-Step D:Decca 5547 (78 RPM), The Stripling Brothers (1936) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/big-four Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:F z2a2g2a2|f4c4|d4A4|c2Ac- cAcA|c4- caga| f4c4|d2c2A4|B2 (AB-) (BAB)(A|B2) c2e2f2| g2 ^fg- g(fg)a|g2g2^f2g2|a2ga- a(ga)g|a2a2b2a2| g2 ^fg- gg=f2|e2G2A2B2|c2a2g2a2|f4c4|d4A4| c2Ac- cAcA|c2 c2+slide+e2 e2|f2ef- f(ef2)|g4f4| d2AB- B(BcA)|d2de- e2f2|g4f4|e4 d4| c2aa- ag a2|a2a2b2a2|g2 ef g2 f2|e2c2d2e2|f8||



BIG FOUR. Old-Time, Two-Step (cut time). USA, Ala. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). Composed and recorded in New Orleans, La., for Decca Records in March, 1936, by fiddler Charlie Stripling (1896-1966, Larkin County, Ala.), who named after a local fishing hole. Perhaps he took his inspiration for the melody from a college football march.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: -Decca 5547 (78 RPM), The Stripling Brothers (1936). Document DOCD-8008, "The Stripling Brothers vol. 2 1934 - 1936." Voyager VRCD 349, Lee Stripling - "Hogs Picking Up Acorns" (2000).

See also listing at:
Hear the Stripling Brothers recording at Slippery Hill [1]
Hear/see Lee Stripling play the tune in a 1990's concert at youtube.com [2]



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