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X:1 T:Camp Chase [1] S:Emory Bailey (1897-1960, Shock, Calhoun County, W.Va.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEae tuning (fiddle) N:From a 1953 field recording by Melvin Artley. F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/camp-chase Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A ((3EFG|A)BcA BAcB|AFAc BAFA|[A,2E2]EF EDCD| E(GA)B A2EF| ABcA Bc A2|EFAc BAFA|[A,2E2]EF EDCD| E(GA)A A4|| e2fg a2a2|ebaf edc2|ecea [d4b4]|([Ae]a2)f edcd| ece(g a2)[c2a2]|([Ae]a2)f edc2|[d4f4] [c2e2]-[e2e2]|[Be]-[ce]Ac BAFA| [A,2E2]EF EDCD| E([GA][AA])B [A4A4]|| P:2nd time through ((3EFG|A)BcA BcA2|((3EFG A)cBA FA|E2 AF EDCD|E([GA][AA])B [A2A2]((3EFG| A)BcA BcAF|EFAc BAFA|E2 AF EDCD|E([GA][AA])G [A4A4]|| +slide+c2a2c2a2|ceac edc2|db3 c2b2|ecac edc2| ca3c2[c2a2]|ceac ed c2|[d4f4] [c2e2]-[e2e2]|[Be]-[ce]Ac BAFA| [A,2E2]EF EDCD| E([GA][AA])B [A4A4]||



CAMP CHASE [1]. American, Reel (cut time). USA, (central) W.Va. A Major (Brody, Phillips): D Major (Krassen). AEae tuning (W.Va): also found in GDgd version (James Bryan?) (fiddle). AAB: AA'B (Phillips). In some versions both parts have irregular measures. See "Camp Chase (2)" for notes. The tune was in the repertory of fiddler and banjo player Emory Bailey (1897-1960) of Shock, Calhoun County, central West Virginia. Bailey was the son of Winfield Scott Bailey (b. 1848) and grandson of William Bailey (b. 1816), both Civil War veterans who fought for the Confederacy in Company E, 14th Virginia Calvary, both obtaining the rank of Sergeant and Forage Master. Bailey was recorded in 1951 by Dr. Malvin Artley of Elon College, N.C.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - The Fuzzy Mountain String Band (NC) [Brody]; Skip Gorman [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 62. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 43.

Recorded sources: -Bay 217, Any Old Time - "Ladies Choice." Carryon Records 002, "Ace Weems & the Fat Meat Boys." Flying Fish FF 90468, Critton Hollow - "Great Dreams" (1988). Rounder 0010, "The Fuzzy Mountain String Band" (1972). Rounder 0047, Wilson Douglas- "The Right Hand Fork of Rush's Creek" (1975).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: A Guide to Recorded Sources [1].
Hear Melvin Artley's 1951 field recording of Emory Bailey playing the tune at Slippery Hill [2]



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