Chickens Don't Roost too High

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Bob Cole and J. Rosamund Johnson, c. 1910(?).
CHICKENS DON'T ROOST TOO HIGH. AKA and see "Chicken, Oh Chicken." American, Country Blues. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB.The ragtime song from which this tune was derived was published in 1899, credited to African-American songwriters (and brothers) Bob Cole (composer) (1868-1911) and J. Rosamund Johnson (1873-1954), who called it "Chicken Don't Roost Too High." It was a popular instrumental tune in the South in the early decades of the 20th century. It was, for example, in the repertoire of north Georgia fiddler Lowe Stokes and was recorded by several Southern groups during the 78 RPM era, including the Dixie String Band, composed of north Georgia musicians Arthur Tanner (banjo), Earl Johnson (fiddle) and Lee Henderson (guitar), who recorded the tune in New York around 1925.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Leonard Keith [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 30.

Recorded sources : - Columbia CO-150-D (78 RPM), Gid Tanner & Riley Puckett (1924).OKeh 40077 (78 RPM), Henry Whitter (1924).OKeh 45223 (78 RPM), Earl Johnson & his Clodhoppers (1928).

See also listing at :
Hear Riley Puckett and Gid Tanner's 1924 recording at youtube.com [1]
See the Ballad Index entry [2]



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