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X:1 T: Cinquipin Hunting [1] N:From the playing of Knott County, east Kentucky fiddler Hiram Stamper (1893-1992). N:2nd time through the tune). M:C| L:1/8 N:AEae tuning (fiddle) D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A [de]-[e3e3][B4e4]|[de]-[e3e3][A4e4]|Bcd2 dcB2|[E4A4][A,4E4]| +slide+[e4e4]d-B3|[e4e4][e3e3]f|a2[A2e2]d2B2|[E4A4]A3-A=GFE|| K:D D3F E2+slide+[A2A2]|[A2A2][A2A2] AGFE| D3 F E2 [D2F2]-|[D2F2] [DE]-[DF]- [DF](EFE)| D3D E2+slide+[A2A2]-|[A2A2]A2- AGFE |D3[DF] E2[D2F2]-|[D2F2][DE]-[DF]- [DF](EFE) | D2F2 [E2A2] +slide+[A2A2]-|[A2A2] A2- AGFE |D3[DF] E2[D2F2]- |[D2F2][DE]-[DF]- [DF](EFE)| D4F [E2A2] +slide+[A2A2]-|[A2A2]A2- AGFE|[M:3/4]D3[DF] E2|[M:C|][D4F4] [C4E4]||

CHINQUAPIN HUNTING [1]. AKA - "Chinquapin," "Chinky Pin (2)," "Chinqui Pin Hunting." American, Reel (cut time). USA; Virginia, Kentucky. A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AA'BB' (Silberberg): AA'BCC (Phillips). There are a few different tunes that go by the similar titles "Chinquapin," "Chinky Pin," "Chinquapin Hunting," "Chinqui Pin Hunting" etc. Some variants are so distanced as to be considered different tune; Norman Edmonds and Delbert Hughes versions are barely recognizable as related melodies. Norman Edmonds is the source for many playing "Chinquapin" today.

Jeff Titon (2001) says that Kentucky fiddler Hiram Stamper's tune appears to be unique, and that Stamper himself felt the tune was at least as old as the American Civil War. Stamper's version has similarities to "Huldy in the Sinkhole", as played by Birch Patrick (Saylersville, Magoffin County, Ky.).

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Chad Crumm with the Chicken Chokers (Mass.) [Phillips]; Hiram Stamper (Hindman, Knott County, Ky., 1977) [Titon]; N.C. banjo player Carroll Best (1931-1995) [Hartford/Devil's Box\.

Printed sources : - Stephen F. Davis (Devil's Box, vol. 23, No. 4, Winter 1993; p. 27). Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 49. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 22 (appears as "Chinquapin"). Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 23, p. 58.

Recorded sources : - Augusta Heritage Recordings, "Delbert Hughes: The Home Recordings" (1994). Field Recorders Collective FRC 302, "Norman Edmonds and the Old Timers, vol. 2" (2004).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1].
Hear Norman Edmonds' recording at Slippery Hill [2] and at the Field Recorders Collective site [3].
Hear Delbert Hughes' home recording at Slippery Hill [4]
See banjo tab for Norman Edmonds' version at [5]

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