Annotation:Buffalo Gals (3)

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BUFFALO GALS [3]. AKA - "Buffalo Girl." American, Reel (cut time). A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AB. Recorded by Herbert Halpert in the field in 1939 for the Library of Congress, from the playing of Mississippi fiddler John Hatcher. The tune bears either no or some small similarity to the tune usually known as "Buffalo Gals (1)" in 'G', depending on the listener. Unusual is that it starts on the high or fine part of the two parts. Hatcher told Halpert that "Buffalo Gals (1)" was the 'modern' way to play the tune. The reel is enjoying some current popularity at Old-Time sessions, played cross-key.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 17. Susan Songer with Clyde Curley (Portland Collection vol. 3), 2015; p. 44.

Recorded sources : - Rounder 0361, Bruce Molsky - "Lost Boy" (1996). Rounder 18964-1518-2, Various Artists (John Hatcher) - "American Fiddle Tunes" (a reissue of the 1971 Library of Congress LP of field recordings).

See also listing at :
Hear John Hatcher's 1939 field recording at the Old Towne School of Folk Music Fiddle Tune Archive [1] and at Slippery Hill [2]

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