Broke-Legged Chicken (1)

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X:1 T:Broken Legged Chicken T:Broke-Legged Chicken [1] N:From the playing of Jim "Skeeter" Walden ((1879-1956, Busch, N:north Arkansas)), from a 1951 field recording. N:A version of "Sally Goodin'" M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/broken-legged-chicken Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D fg|a2 fg a2 a2|a2ba fa3|a2 ba fafe|dfed Bd3| a2 fg a2 a2|aaba fa3|b3a f2 fe|dfed Bd3|| e-f2e d2d2|f2ed Bd3|ef2ed2 Bd|AFAd Bd3| e-f2e d2d2|f2ed Bdfa|b2 a2 f-afe|dfed Bd3||



BROKE-LEGGED CHICKEN [1]. AKA – “Broken-Legged Chicken.” AKA and see "Sally Goodin." American, Reel (cut the). USA; Cumberland Plateau (Ky./Tenn. border area), Arkansas. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. In the repertoire of the African-American string band the John Lusk Band (Ky.). The title appears in a list of traditional Ozarks Mountain fiddle tunes compiled by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph, published in 1954. In 1951 some 90 tunes were recorded in the field from Skeeter Walden by Irene Carlisle and Don West, "Broken-Legged Chicken", a version of "Sally Goodin'", among them. Walden was an acquaintance of Randolph's and perhaps his source for the Ozarks tune. Drew Beisswenger (2008) points to similarities to other Ozarks tunes such as "White River," "Bear Creek Sally Goodin'," and "Old Charlie Deckard."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Jim 'Skeeter' Walden (1879-1956, Busch, north Arkansas) [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 151.



See also listing at :
Hear Skeeter Walden's 1951 field recording at Slippery Hill [1]



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