Camp Meeting on the Fourth of July
X:1 T:Camp Meeting on the Fourth of July M:C L:1/8 R:March S:James Bryan - Festival of Fiddle Tunes, 1995 Z:From a transcription by Dave Barton K:D DE |: "D"F2F2 FE DF | A2B2 AF DE | F2F2 AB AF | "A"(ED) EF E2 DE | "D"F2F2 FE DF | A2B2 AF DE | F2F2 "A"F(D EF) |1 "D"D3 (ED2) DE:|2 "D"D3(ED2) (3ABc || |: "D"d2 de (dc) BA | "G"B2B2 "D"(AF) A2 | d2 de (dc) BA | "G"(BA) (Bc)B2 (3ABc | "D"d2 de (dc) BA | "G"B2B2 "D"(AF) A2 | "A"A2 (AB) (AF E2) |1 "D"D3(ED2) (3ABc :|2 "D"D3(ED2) DE ||
CAMP MEETING ON THE FOURTH OF JULY. Old-time, March. D Major. Standard or DDad (tuning). AB. James Bryan has said that the tune was originally played as a processional for evening services at camp meetings in Arkansas in the 19th century. Bryan's source was Tom Jackson, who learned it from Coleman Barwick, an old-time fiddler from Blountsville, Alabama. (Not to be confused with similarly-titled melodies "4th of July at the County Fair" or "At a Georgia Camp Meeting").