X:1 T:Brushy Fork S:George Stevens, via Kenny Sidle (Ohio) M:C| L:1/8 D:https://www.oldtownschool.org/fiddle/fun/brushyfork7092.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G DB,|[G,2D2]B,D [B,E]DB,D|CB,C[CE] [C2F2][C2E2]|DFAB cAFG|A2GF GEDB,| [G,2D2]B,D [B,E]DB,D|CB,C[CE] [C2F2][C2E2]|DFAB cAFG|[GA]-[GB][GB][GB] [G2B2] :|| |:ef|(g/a/g)d2(g/a/g)d2|e2c2c2e2|f2d2d2dc|BGAF G2ef| (g/a/g)d2(g/a/g)d2|[de]-[e2e2][ee][e2e2]eg|fefg agfa|gfga g2:|]
BRUSHY FORK. AKA - "George Stevens the Blacksmith." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Ohio. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The reel was recorded by fiddler Kenny Sidle  (b. 1931), originally from Tobosco, Licking County, central Ohio. Sidle was a 1988 NEA National Heritage Fellow in honor of his music. "Brushy Fork" is attributed to George Stevens, a blacksmith in Clay Lick, Sidle's home town, and Kerry Blech says that Stevens played the tune for Sidle "when he was a kid." However, Howard Sacks, Jeff Goehring and Susan Colpetzer state in the liner notes for the 1985 recording "Seems Like Romance to Me" that Sidle learned it from another local fiddler named Roy Mars. Sidle sometimes called the tune "George Stevens, the Blacksmith" (or sometimes "George Stevens" or "The Blacksmith").