Cherry River Rag

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CHERRY RIVER RAG. Old-Time, Country Rag. USA, northeastern Ky/W.Va. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Apparently Ed Haley was the only one to record this tune (at least prior to John Hartford), named for the Cherry River, part of the Kanawha-New River drainage basin of West Virginia. There are two forks of the Cherry, North and South, parts of which today are a prime recreation area.

A shift to the second or third position on the violin will facilitate this tune.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Ed Haley (northeastern Ky.) [Phillips, Reiner & Anick].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 30. Reiner & Anick (Old Time Fiddling Across America), 1989; p. 97.

Recorded sources: - Jim Martin Productions JMP201, Gerry Milnes (et al) - "Gandydancer." Rounder 1010, Ed Haley - "Parkersburg Landing" (1976. Orig. rec. 1946). Rounder 0392, John Hartford - "Wild Hog in the Red Brush (and a Bunch of Others You Might Not Have Heard)" (1996).

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