Billy Wilson (1)
X:1 T:Billy Wilson  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 . 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" (Carter's Reel), recorded in 1930 in Montreal.