Boatin' Down the River

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X:1 T:Boatin' Down the River N:Transcribed by John Hartford from the playing of Missouri fiddler Gene N:Goforth (1921-2002, Emminence, Mo.) M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 30, No. 3, Fall 1996 (p. 8) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G e/f/|g/f/g/a/ gd/g/|d/g/d/B/ A/G/G|1 g/f/g/a/ gd|e/g/a/b/ a:|2DE/F/ GA/c/|B/G/A/F/ G|| G,B,/D/ G+slide+B-|B/A/B/G/ A/G/G|DE/F/ G+slide+B-|B/A/B/G/ A/G/G| G,B,/D/ G+slide+B-|B/A/B/G/ A/G/G|DE/F/ GA/c/|B/G/A/F/ G||



BOATIN' DOWN THE RIVER. American, Reel (cut or 2/4 time). USA, Missouri. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Beisswenger & McCann find similarities in the 'A' part with "Shippensport/Shipping Port," and to a lesser extent, "Taney County Breakdown" and "'A' and 'E' Rag"; and in the 'B' part with "Fort Smith" and "Dance Around Molly."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Gene Goforth (1921-2002, High Ridge, near St. Louis, Mo.), who learned it from Roy Wooliver [Beisswenger & McCann, Hartford/Devil's Box].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 43. Stephen F. Davis (The Devil's Box), vol. 30, No. 3, Fall 1996; p. 8.

Recorded sources : - Rounder CD 0435, Gene Goforth - "Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks, vol. 1" (1999).

See also listing at :
Hear Gene Goforth's recording at Slippery Hill [1]



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