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X:1 T:Brad Walters N:John Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 N:From home recordings 1941-42 D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/brad-walters D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/4293 N:AEae tuning (fiddle) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Amix P:A efed cdef|g2ga g2d2|efed cdeg|abag a2a2| efed cdef|g2ga g2d2 |gfed cdea|ab a2{^g}a2e2|| P:B e2 (d/e/d) cAEG|[M:2/4]A2{B}A2|[M:C|] EFED CA,CD| G2 GA G2D2| EFED CDEA|ABAG A2A2|EFED CDEF| +slide+G2 GA G2D2|EFED CDEA|ABAG A2A2|| P:A' [A,2E2](a/b/a) e2d2|cABG A2A2|efed cde2|egga g2d2| efed cdeg|a2(b/a/g) a2a2|efed cdef| g2 ga g2d2|a|gfed cdea|abag a2ag|| P:B' e2d2cABG|[E2A2]A2|efec [A,2E2][E2B2]|cAdc BG[G2B2]| ege[A,E] [A,2E2]d2| cABG A2A2|ege[A,E] [A,2E2]d2| cAdc BG[G2B2]| ege[A,E] [A,2E2]d2| cABG A2A2| EFED CA,CD| G2 GA G2D2| EFED CDEA|ABAG A2A2|EFED CDEF| +slide+G2 GA G2D2|EFED CDEA|ABAG A2A2||



BRAD WALTERS. American, Reel (cut time). USA; Magoffin County, Ky. A Mixolydian. AEae tuning (fiddle). ABBCC. The tune was recorded by fiddler John Salyer, Magoffin County, Ky., in 1941 or 1942 on a home disc recording, and was named after a fiddler who played the tune, in lieu of another title. Bruce Greene told Jeff Titon that there were two old fiddlers in Magoffin County by the name of Brad Walters, and that one of them only played hymns. The tune belongs to the "Granny Will Your Dog Bite? (1)"/"Betty Martin"/"Hogeye Man"/"Fire on/in the Mountain [1]" family of tunes.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - John M. Salyer (Salyersville, Magoffin County, Ky.) [Titon].

Printed sources : - Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 15, p. 48.

Recorded sources: -Berea College Appalachian Center AC003, "John M. Salyer - Home Recordings 1940-41, vol. 1" (1993).

See also listing at:
Hear John Salyer's 1941/42 home recording at Berea Sound Archives [1]



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