Black Cat in the Briar Patch

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X:1 T:Black Cat in a Briarpatch S:Melvin Wine (1909-2003, Copen, Braxton County, W.Va.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:Wine tended to play 'c' notes that occur just prior to a 'd' note N:in the first strain (usually found at the end of a measure) intonated N:between natural and sharp. D:Poplar LPI 40290, Melvin Wine - "Cold Frosty Morning" (1976) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/black-cat-briarpatch Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G ef|g2B2 BcAc| dBGD G2Bc|dA[FA][DA] [F2A2]Bc|dA[FA][DA] G2ef| g2B2 BcAc| dBGD G2Bc|d2A2FDEF|G2 [GB][GA] -[G2B2]:| K:C |:(3G,A,B,|C2 [CE][CD] e2c2|GcAG E2C2|B,2D2 BdBA|GBAG E(CC2)| +slide+C2[CE][CD] e2c2|GcAG E2C2|B,2D2 BdBA|GAAB c2dB|[M:2/4]c2:||



BLACK CAT IN THE/A BRIAR PATCH. American, Reel (cut time). USA, West Virginia. G Major ('A' part) & C Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Krassen): AA'BB (Phillips). An old-time quadrille (i.e. a tune with each strain in a different key) from the repertoire of Copen, Braxton County, West Virginia, fiddler Melvin Wine (1909-2003). Phillips reverses the two parts of the tune from Krassen. The melody is 'crooked', or irregular, as it has an extra beat at the end of the 'A' part.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Melvin Wine (b. 1909), learned from his father Bob Wine (Braxton County, W.Va.) [Krassen, Milliner & Koken]; Armin Barnett (Seattle) [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Krassen (Masters of Old Time Fiddling), 1983; p. 49. Clare Milliner & Walk Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 47. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 28.

Recorded sources : - Merriweather Records, Erynn Marshall - "Calico" (2005). Poplar LPI 40290, Melvin Wine - "Cold Frosty Morning" (1976).

See also listing at :
Hear Melvin Wine's recording at Slippery Hill [1]
See a standard notation transcription by John Lamancusa of the tune as played by Erynn Marshall [2]
See Drew Beisswenger's standard notation transcription [3]
See/hear Erynn Marshall play the tune on youtube.com [4]



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