Build a Little Boat

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X:1 T:Build a Little Boat S:Howdy Forrester (Tenn.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Schottische F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/build-little-boat Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D P:Intro. D-|DEFG A2A2|BABA cA3|A,CEC D2 FD|A,CEG FD3|| |:Ofafe dcdg|fded cBAd|fafe dcBA|GBAG FDD2| fafe dcdg|fded cBAG|BcdB G2BG|FG2AG F2D2:| |:[DA][EA][FA]G [F2A2][F2A2]|BABA c2 A2|A,CEC D2 FD|A,CEG F2D2:| |:([DA][EA][FA]G) [A4A4]-|[AA][Ac][AB][AA] [A2c2] [A2A2]|A,2 EC D2 [F2A2]|A,CEG F2D2O:|]



BUILD A LITTLE BOAT. American, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Build a Little Boat" was in the repertoire of fiddlers Howdy Forrester [1] (1922-1987), originally from Vernon, central Tennessee (southwest of Nashville), who played with country music star Roy Acuff for many years. The reel was also played by fiddler Paul Warren (1918-1978), Lyles, Hickman County, also in central Tennessee (quite near Forrester's home town), who played with the bluegrass band Flatt & Scruggs.

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Recorded sources: - Stoneway STY 127, Howdy Forrester - "Howdy's Fiddle and Howdy Too" (1973).



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