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X:1 T:Calico Corn S:Gib Ingram (1893-1980, Oakland, Illinois) M:2/4 L:1/8 F:https://www.oldtownschool.org/fiddle/fun/calicocorn5503.mp3 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D AA/B/ dd/B/|AA/B/ A/G/F/D/|Ee +slide+[e2e2]|e/f/g/f/ e/d/c/B/| AA/B/ dd/e/| f/a/e/c/ dd/B/| A/F/A/B/ d/c/d/e/| f/d/e/c/ d2:| |:D>DFA| d2dA|B>B B/A/B/d/| fe/f/ e/d/A/A/| D>DFA| d2dA|BB/A/ B/c/d/B/|A/F/E/F/ D2:|]



CALICO CORN. AKA - "Calico's Corn." American, Reel (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The reel is sourced to Gilbert "Gib" Ingram (1893-1980), a farmer and fiddler from the Oakland, Illinois, area, who moved to Hindsboro later in life. When he was contacted by collectors Garry Harrison and Jo Burgess he had not played the fiddle for many years, but was willing to try to resume playing when asked. The authors write: "His style was a rhythmic one, and he mostly favored series of short bow strokes over slurs." Ingram was recorded in the field in Oakland in 1976.
Gib Ingram



Calico corn is also known as Indian corn, and has kernels that have red, yellow, and brownish red striping and mottling.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Harrington & Burgess (Dear Old Illinois), 2007.

Recorded sources: - Field Recorders Collective FRC 607 - "The Indian Creek Delta Boys" (2015). Marimac 9059-CD, Lynn `Chirps' Smith - "Midwestern Harvest" (1994).

See also listing at:
Hear a version from Chirps Smith at the Old Towne School of Folk Music's Fiddle Tune Archive [1]
Hear a learning version from Paul Tyler at the Old Towne School of Folk Music's Fiddle Tune Archive [2]



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