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/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.