Bumblebee on a Gourd Vine

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X:1 T:Bumblebee on a Gourdvine N:From the playing of Benny Thomasson (1909-1984, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Tx.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Very Quick" N:AEac# tuning (fiddle) N:"+" = pizzicato note D:Voyager VRCD 34, Benny Thomasson - "Say Old Man, Can D:You Play the Fiddle?" (1999) D:County Records ‎CD 2737, "Benny Thomasson Legendary Texas Fiddler" (2005) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/bumblebee-gourdvine Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A AB|c2 cB c2 cB|cecA B-AFG|ABce cBAF|1ECEF- A2 :|2ECEF- A2A2|| |:"+"c2 "+"A2"+"c2 "+"A2|"+"c2 "+"A2 BAFA|"+"c2 "+"A2"+"c2 "+"A2|ECEF- A2A2:| |:A,CEG A2Ac|BAFG A2AF|ECEG A2 cA|BAFG A2 ((3AGF| E)CEG AGAc|BAFG A2AB|cecA BAFA|E[AA][AA]B A2:||

BUMBLEBEE ON A GOURDVINE. AKA - "Bumblebee in the Gourdvine." American, Reel (cut time). A Major. AEac# tuning (fiddle). AA'BBCC. The tune was in the repertoire of famed Texas fiddler Benny Thomasson (1909-1984) of Dallas-Ft. Worth.

Texas gourd flowers have a floral aroma that attracts pollinators, primarily honey bees and specialized squash bees, but also lures insects that harm the flowers, such as the striped cucumber beetle.

Additional notes

Recorded sources : - County CD 2737, "Benny Thomasson - Legendary Texas Fiddler, 1966-1969" (2005). County Records 724, Benny Thomasson - "Country Fiddling from the Big State" (1970). Megan Lynch Chowning & Adam Hurt - "Inside Out" (2016).

See also listing at :
Hear Benny Thomasson's recording at youtube.com [1] and Slippery Hill [2]

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