Blackberry Blossom (2)
X:1 T:Blackberry Blossom  L:1/8 M:2/4 B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 19, No. 4, Winter, 1985 (p. 43) N:Transcribed by Frank Maloy, a composite from fiddlers in the 1940's Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G e/f/|"G"g/a/b/g/ "D7"f/g/a/f/|"C"e/f/g/e/ "G"d/B/A/B/|G/A/G/E/ D/E/G/A/|B/A/G/B/ "D7"Ae/f/| "G"g/a/b/g/ "D7"f/g/a/f/|"C"e/f/g/e/ "G"d/B/A/B/|G/A/G/E/ D/E/G/A/|"D7"B/G/A/F/ "G"G:| |:G/D/|"Em"Ee/B/ de/d/|Ee/B/ d/e/d/B/|Ee/B/ d/d/e/f/|"G"g/a/b/g/ a/g/e/d/| "Em"Ee/B/ d/e/d/B/|Ee/B/ dd/A/|"G"B/d/g e>d|"D7"B/G/A/F/ "G"G:||
BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM . American, Reel (cut time). USA; Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Nebraska. G Major ('A' part) & E Minor ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB (Christeson): ABB' (Berline): AABB (Brody, Krassen, Lowinger, Phillips). "Blackberry Blossom " is well-known as a traditional Kentucky dance tune, but is now widespread and frequently recorded. Charles Wolfe and Barry Poss note that Kentucky fiddlers have played a tune by that name since before the Civil War and that Kentucky fiddler Dick Burnett recorded a version in 1930 which has been the model for many traditional southern Kentucky/northern Tennessee versions (see "Blackberry Blossom (4)").
"Blackberry Blossom ", however, is not "Blackberry Blossom" recorded by Fiddlin' Arthur Smith, whose tune different and may have been an original composition of his. Smith recorded his version with the Arthur Smith Trio in 1929. "A family story tells of Arthur's playing the tune over WSM and the station conducting a contest to name the tune; bushels of mail came in, and a woman in Arkansas won with the name 'Blackberry Blossom'" (Charles Wolfe & Barry Poss).