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CATLETTSBURG. American, Reel (cut time). USA, eastern Ky. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. There are Catlettsburgs in Ohio and Kentucky, although the title probably honors a small town in Boyd County at the confluence of the Ohio and Big Sandy rivers in the far northeastern part of the state by the West Virginia border. It was named for an early pioneering family, Alexander and Horatio Catlett, who settled the area at the end of the 18th century. The town was also early known as Mouth of Sandy and Big Sandy Landing. Alexander's son opened a post office using the name 'Catlettsburg' in 1810, although the town itself wasn't established until 1849 when the then owner of the former Catlett farm subdivided the land into individual town lots. By the end of the 19th century Catlettsburg enjoyed economic success as a result of the timber industry[1], although by 1920 the boom times had passed.

"Catlettsbury" is one of several tunes regionally influential fiddler wikipedia:Ed_Haley (1885-1951) named for places he frequented and played, perhaps (as his son Lawrence suggested) because people there liked that particular tune[2]. Haley also lived in the Catlettsburg-Ashland area of Boyd County, KY, from at least 1920 until his death in 1951 [Brandon Kirk].

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Ed Haley (eastern Ky.) [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (The Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 100. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 44.

Recorded sources : - Copper Creek CC0179, Tom, Brad Leftwich and Alice Gerrard - "Holly Ding." Rounder CD-0351, J.P. & Annadeene Fraley (Rush, Ky.) - "Maysville." Rounder 1133, Ed Haley vol. 2 - "Grey Eagle" (1997).

See also listing at :
Hear Ed Haley's 1940's home recording at Slippery Hill [1]
See Ed Baggott's standard notation transcription [2]

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  1. At the time it may have been the largest hard timber market in the world
  2. Blog: Brandon Ray Kirk, "In Search of Ed Haley 10" [3]