Can You Dance a Tobacco Hill?

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CAN YOU DANCE A TOBACCO HILL. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Kentucky. D Major. Standard or ADae tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Can You Dance a Tobacco Hill?" is a reel from the playing of Owen 'Snake' Chapman. A possibly related, although distanced, tune is "Charlie MacLean's Strathspey," from the playing of fiddler Joe Peter MacLean (Rounder 7060, "Back of Boisdale").

Additional notes

Owen "Snake" Chapman

Source for notated version: - Owen "Snake" Chapman (1919-2003, Canada, Pike County, Ky., 1995), who learned the tune from his father, G.W. Chapman [Titon].

Printed sources : - Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 22, p. 57.

Recorded sources: - County 2714, Brad Leftwich - "Say Old Man" (1996). McDirlam Greene Productions, Bruce Greene & Hilary Dirlam - "Fiddler's Dozen" (1985). Rounder 0378, Owen "Snake" Chapman - "Up in Chapman's Hollow" (1996).

See also listing at:
Hear Ky. fiddler Bruce Greene's version at the Old Towne School of Folk Music [1]
Hear Owen Chapman's recording at Slippery Hill [2]
Hear/see Dave Bragger's fiddle tutorial on the tune on youtube.com [3]
See Pete Showman's standard notation versions (including a transcription of Dave Bragger's version) [4]



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