Boatin' Up Sandy (1)

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X:1 T:Boatin' up Sandy [1] N:From the harmonica playing of Zeff Burgess, June, 1911, N:"at the head of Big Sandy when he was 'logging'." M:4/4 L:1/8 B:Thomas & Leeder - Singin' Gathering (1939, p. 66) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Amin A>BA>G E2 A>B|c2e2 d>B B2|A>BA>G E2 E^F|G2A2 B<A A2:| e/a/a/_b/ a/g/e/d/ e/g/{a}g/e/ d2|e/a/a/_b/ a/g/e/f/ g/e/d/B/ A2:|

BOATIN' UP (THE) SANDY [1]. American, Reel (whole time). USA, W.Va., Kentucky. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The Big Sandy River defines the border dividing the states of West Virginia and Kentucky for its length before emptying into the Ohio River. It takes its name from the sandy deposits or sand bars frequently found in its bed. Bobby Fulcher (1986) says the tune "only occasionally" appears in Kentucky fiddler's repertories, as it does in Clyde Davenport's (Monticello, Ky.).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - "this tune was played on a mouth harp by Zeff Burgess, June 1911, at the head of the Big Sandy when he was 'loggin'" [Thomas & Leeder]; Clyde Davenport (Ky.) [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), p. 31. Thomas and Leeder (The Singin' Gathering), 1939; p. 66.

Recorded sources: -County 788, Clyde Davenport - "Clydescope: Rare & Beautiful Tunes from the Cumberland Plateau" (1986). Rounder 0024, "The Hollow Rock String Band."

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