Black Cat in the Briar Patch
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 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..
Sources for notated versions: Melvin Wine (b. 1909), learned from his father Bob Wine (Braxton County, W.Va.) [Krassen]; Armin Barnett (Seattle) [Phillips].
Printed sources: Krassen (Masters of Old Time Fiddling), 1983; p. 49. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 28.