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 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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