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X:1 T:Billy Wilson [1] N:From the playing of fiddler Eck Robertson (1887-1975, Amarillo, Texas) M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Quick" N:AEae tuning (fiddle) N:Play AAB D:County CO 3515, Eck Robertson - "Old Time Texas Fiddler" (1998) D:Eck Robertson (1929. Appears as part of "Brilliancy" medley). D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/billy-wilson Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A (eg|a2) e-a a2 ea|fedf edcA|([[EB]E)GB ([EB]E)GB|ABcd e2eg| a2e-a a2 ea|fedf edcB|ABcd efed|cdBF A2:| A2-|ABcd efed|cAcA B2B2|ABcd efed|cABF A2A2-| ABcd efed|cAcA B2B2|Ac2c efed|cABF A2||abc />



BILLY WILSON [1]. AKA and see "Ace of Spades," "Little Billy Wilson," "Old Bill Wilson," "Reel des charretiers." American, Reel. A Major. Standard or AEae tunings (fiddle). AAB (Eck Robertson): ABC (Silberberg): AABBCC (Kuntz, Phillips). "Billy Wilson" features pizzicato, or plucked notes. A three-part version was synthesized by fiddler and musicologist Joel Shimberg and entered 'revival' tradition, although based on Grand Ole Opry early star Uncle Jimmy Thompson's "Billy Wilson (2)" 1926 version. Most modern versions are based on Shimberg's tune, originally called "Old Bill Wilson." "Billy Wilson (1) " is a latter part of Texas fiddler Eck Robertson's "Brilliancy Medley." The first strain is shared with North Dakota fiddler Joe Pancerzewski's "Original Canadian Hoedown" and the first strain also appears fiddler Arthur-Joseph (A.J.) Boulay's (1883-1948) Reel des charretiers<div class="mw-ext-score" data-midi="/w/images/lilypond/d/9/d9lbm3xg1495cnj01t1ijxaqhqfj2la/d9lbm3xg.midi" data-source="/w/images/lilypond/d/9/d9lbm3xg1495cnj01t1ijxaqhqfj2la/d9lbm3xg.ly"><img src="/w/images/lilypond/d/9/d9lbm3xg1495cnj01t1ijxaqhqfj2la/d9lbm3xg.png" width="674" height="58" alt=" X:1 M:C| L:1/8 K:A (3efg|a2g2a2e2|fedf ecA2|EEGB EBGB|ABcd e2 fg| "/></div> (Carter's Reel), recorded in 1930 in Montreal.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Pete Sutherland (Vt.), and Tara Nevins via Liz Slade (Yorktown, N.Y.) [Kuntz]; Jane Rothfield [Phillips]; Greg Canote (Seattle) [Silberberg].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 78. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 90.

Recorded sources: - County 2730, Rafe Stefanini - "Glory on the Big Spring." Marimac 9054, The Ill-Mo Boys - "Fine as Frog Hair" (1993). Victor V40298 (78 RPM), Eck Robertson (1930. Recorded Dallas, Texas, 10/11/1929 as part of "Brilliancy" medley, but side issued in 1930). Yodel-ay-hee #108327, The Critton Hollow Stringband - "Poor Boy" (1979).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]



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