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BOUND TO HAVE A LITTLE FUN. Old-Time, Breakdown. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The tune was popularized by the playing of Kentucky fiddler Bruce Green, who learned it from Gusty Wallace. Gustace "Gusty" Wallace was born in Hart County, Kentucky, on November 24, 1890, but lived in Metcalf County, Kentucky, when Bruce Green visited him in the 1970's. Wallace claimed it was the first tune he ever learned, and that he had it from his father, Adison Wallace. The second strain contains twelve measures instead of the usual eight.

Gusty Wallace (1890-1985). Photo by Steve Green.

There is a brief biographical sketch of Wallace by Bruce Green in Fiddler Magazine [1], Summer, 1997.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Mudthumper MM-0020-CD, Orpheus Supertones - "Bound to Have a Little Fun." Don Pedi - "Bound to Have a Little Fun: 24 Fiddle Tunes for Dulcimer."

See also listing at:
See/hear a jamming version by Dan Gellert, Steve Arkin et al on youtube.com [2]




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