Annotation:Cherry River Rag

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X:1 T: Cherry River Rag N:From the playing of fiddler Ed Haley (1885-1951), born on the Trace Fork of Hart's Creek, Logan N:County, W.Va. Haley was a professional fiddler who traveled widely throughout W.Va., Ohio, N:eastern Ky. and southwestern Va.. M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Fast" R:Country Rag D:Rounder CD 1131/1132, Ed Haley - "Forked Deer" (1997). D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C ((3ega|c')eae c'eae|eeag e2cd|eAdA dAcA|ed-dc Aedc| GAGA c2 cd|edeg aged-|ed-cA cdcd|edcA c2c2| c'eae c'eae|c'eag edcd|eAdA eAdA|ed-dc AdcA| GcAA Gc-cd|eg-ge aged-|ed-cA cd3|c6|| E2|:CDCD EGAB|cdeg aged|c2 c(A BA)GA|cAGd- dcAE| C2 CD EGAB|cdeg aged-|edcA cdec|dcA[Ec]- [Ec]d [E2c2]:|

CHERRY RIVER RAG. American, Country Rag (cut time). USA, northeastern Ky/W.Va. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Apparently Ashland, Ky., fiddler wikipedia: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 are today prime recreation areas.

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 : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (The Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 104. 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." June Appal JA 015, Plank Road String Band - "Plank Road: Vocal and Instrumental Blend" (1978). 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). Foghorn Stringband - "Rattlesnake Tidal Wave" (2003).

See also listing at :
Hear Ed Haley's late 1940's recording at Slippery Hill [1]

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