S:Melvin Wine (W.Va.)
Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz
fg|a2d2 fedf|a2d2 fedf|a2f2 fed([DA]|[DB][DA])[FA][EA] D2fg|
a2d2 fedf|a2d2 fedf|a2f2 fed([DA]|[DB][DA])[FA][EA] D2dB||
A2 [FA][EA] [F2A2] dB|A2 [FA][EA] [F2A2] dB|A2 [FA][EA] ([FA][EA])[DA][FA]|[E2A2]([FA][DA]) [D2A2]dB|
A2 [FA][EA] [F2A2] dB|A2 [FA][EA] [F2A2] dB|A2 FE (FE)DF|E2(FD) D2fg||
CALHOUN SWING. American, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). Source Melvin Wine  (1909-2003) [Braxton County, West Virginia] said the tune could be considered a clog (i.e. a tune appropriate for clog dancing) [Beisswenger, Fiddling Way Out Yonder, p. 127), or, when played at a faster tempo, could be a square dance tune. It was one of his favorite tunes (ibid, p. 159), and he said he had learned it from his father, fiddler Bob Wine, although he did not know for sure where his father had learned it.
The reel was also in the repertoire of another Braxton County fiddler, Sam Hacker (1876-1952) of Little Otter, a contemporary of Wine's with a reputation as a good fiddler (who could also clog dance while he played). Hacker was recorded by Louis Watson Chappell in 1947. Calhoun County is the neighbor of Braxton County.
Sam Hacker, c. 1940. West Virginia University 
- ↑ There is a grave maker for Sam Hacker with these dates, and a marriage record of Sam Hacker and Ettie Carr of Braxton County, July 7, 1904.