Black Eyed Suzanna

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X:1 T:Black Eyed Suzanna S:John Sharp (1894-1964, Sharp Place, Jamestown, northern Tennessee) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEae tuning (fiddle) N:From a 1949 field recording by Sgt. Alvin York F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/black-eyed-suzanna Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A A3(B|cB)A2 A2 A(B|cB)A2A2AB|c2 [c2e2]efe2|d4B4| GGFG E2F-G-|GFE2 E4|BBBB c2cB-|B2A2:|2A4A4|| |:e2e2 ef=gf|e2d2c2c2-|c2cc d2c2|c2B2B4| e2e2 ef=gf |e2d2c2c2 |A2A2 ABcA|1B2A6:|2B2 A2||



John Sharp (fiddle), Evelyn Sharp (gtr.), Red Morris (banjo)

BLACK EYED SUZANNA. American, Reel (cut time). A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Black Eyed Suzanna" was in the repertoire of north-central Tennessee fiddler, farmer and logger John Sharp (1894-1964), of Jamestown. Sharp was recorded in 1949 on a home machine by his life-long friend, Sergeant Alvin York, a hero of World War I. Sharp was in demand as a dance fiddler and entertainer for rallies, reunions, picnics and similar events, and was often accompanied by one of his children, eight of whom played instruments.

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See also listing at:
Hear John Sharp's 1949 home recording at Slippery Hill [1]
Read more about John Sharp at Sandrock Records [2]



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