Annotation:Boating Up Sandy (5)

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X:1 T:Boatin' up Sandy [5] S:Melvin Wine (1909-2003, Braxton County, W.Va.) M:C| L:1/8 F: D:Augusta Heritage Recordings AHR 013, Melvin Wine - "Old-Time D:Fiddling of Braxton County: Volume 2" (1992) N:GDad tuning Z:Transribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D |:+slide+[d2d2]-|[M:2/4][d2d2]de|[M:C|]f2d2edBA|BddB AFAe|f2d2e2c2|[d3d3]-d-[d2d2] de| f2d2edBA|BddD- DFAA|BdBG DFAF|[G3B3][GB][G2B2]:|| K:G A|BdBG DFAA|GABG D2AA|BdBG DFAF|[G3B3][GB][G3B3]A| BdBG DFAA|GABG D2dd|BdBG DFAF|[G3B3][GB][G3B3]||

BOATING UP SANDY [5]. American, Reel (cut time). D Major ('A' part) & G Major ('B' part). DGad tuning (fiddle). AAB. This "Boating up Sandy" was in the repertoire of Copen, Braxton County, West Virginia, fiddler Melvin Wine (1909-2003). The first strain begins solidly in the key of 'D', and continues until the last two bars, where it cadences in the key of 'G'. The second strain is in G major throughout. Contrast the tune with "Boating Up Sandy (3)" from contemporary fiddler Wilson Douglas (1922-1999), of Rush Fork, Clay County, West Virginia, whose reel is in A mixolydian throughout. The tunes are not cognate, but they are similar in structure.

Melvin Wine
Clay and Braxton Counties are adjacent to each other in the central part of the state, but fiddle traditions from the early 20th century tended to be isolated resulting in tunes with similar titles being musically quite distinct from one-another.

Additional notes

Recorded sources : - Augusta Heritage Recordings AHR 013, Melvin Wine - "Old-Time Fiddling of Braxton County: Volume 2" (1992).

See also listing at :
Hear Melvin Wine's recording at Slippery Hill [1]

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