X:1 T:Big Hoedown M:C| L:1/8 S:Edd'n Hammons, via David Bragger N:AEae tuning N:Written as it sounds, not as fingered in cross-tuning on bottom strings Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amix A,2(a2|a2)g2e2d2|cdef g2 eg |a2 (3gag e2d2|cABd cdeg| a2 (3gag e2 d2|cdef g3^g|abag e2d2|cABd cA A2|| |:ef g2 e2 d2|cABd c2d2|ef g2 e2 d2|cABd cA A2:| |:A,2 A^G [A2A2] Ac|BABd c2c2|A,2 A^G [A2A2] Ac|BABd cA A2| A,2 A^G [A2A2] Ac|BABd c2d2|efgg e2d2|cABd cA A2:||
BIG HOEDOWN. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, West Virginia. A Mixolydian. AEae tuning (fiddle). ABBCC. In the repertoire of Webster County, West Virginia, fiddler Edden Hammons (1874-1955), born to a musical family, who won first place at the fiddle contest at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Hammons and his family lived an isolated rural existence, living from hunting, fishing, crafts, odd-jobs, and fiddling, but he remains one of the most influential old-time fiddlers.