Black Mountain Breakdown

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X:1 T:Black Mountain Breakdown S:Os Scholes (1891-1984, Mountain View, Arkansas) M:C| L:1/8 N:AEac# tuning (fiddle) R:Reel Q:"Quick" N:According to Martin Darrell, "This tune was brought to the area in N:1865 by William A. Younger, returning home from his service to N:Arkansas and the Confederacy." F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A A,B,|C2 CC CB,[A,E]F|A2 AB cBA(B,|C2) CD CB,A,C|B,2 B,C B,CA,B,| C2 CB, C2EF|A2AB cBAF|A2 AF E2FE|AFEC A,2:| |:AB|ccfc eeAB|ccfc e2 cB|c2 fc efeB|cBAF E2[E2A2]| ccfc e2 AB|cAfc e2 cB|c2 fc e2 eB|cBAF E2[E2A2]|| +slide+c2 cc c2 cB|cBAF E2[E2A2]|+slide+c2 cB cBA2|AFEC A,2[A,2E2]| (Bc2)c cBAB|cBAG E2FA-|A2AF EAFE|AFEC A,2||

BLACK MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN. American, Reel. USA, Ozarks Region. A Major. AEac# tuning (fiddle). ABC. The tune is sourced to the playing of Mountain View, Arkansas, fiddler Oscar Os Scholes (1891-1984), who maintained the tune was brought to the area in 1865 by William A. Younger, a returning Confederate army Civil War veteran.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: - Ozark Highballers - "The Ozark Highballers" (2015).

See also listing at:
Hear Os Scholes 1971 field recording at Slippery Hill [1]
Hear/see the tune played by the Ozark Highballers at [2]

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