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X:1 T:Coal Creek S:Manon Campbell (Ky.), recorded 1978 by John Harrod M:C| L:1/8 N:AEae tuning (fiddle) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/coal-creek-0 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Amix [M:2/4][A,2E2][E2A2]|[M:C|]cA e2e3e-|efgf e2c2|efe(=c ^c)BAc|BAFA [A,2E2][E2A2| e2ee3e-|efgf e2c2|efe(=c ^c)BAc|BAFA || [E2A2][E2A2] cBA2|c2e2 cBAF| [A,2E2][E2A2] cB A2|c2e2 cBAF| [A,2E2][E2A2] cBAB|c2e2 BAFA|[A,2E2][E2A2] cBAB|c2ec BAF2||



COAL CREEK. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Kentucky. A Mixolydian. AEae tuning (fiddle). AA'BB. A different tune than "Coal Creek March." The tune was played by only one fiddler, Manon Campbell (1890-1987), who said it was the first tune he learned to play as a boy of ten or eleven, obtained from local sources (Titon, 2001). Campbell told Mark Wilson the tune at one time had words attached to it, although he remember but a fragment: " 'Do you want to go to Coal Creek; do you want to go to town? Do you want to get knocked down' or something like that" said the fiddler, who also recalled "Oh, that was just a piece that they used to frolic and dance to." Wilson sees some resemblance between Campbell's fragment and the "Sugar Hill" lyric group.

Joel Shimberg points out this tune is a close relative of West Virginia fiddler Oscar Wright's "Shooting Creek (1)."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Manon Campbell (Hallie, Letcher County, Ky.) [Titon], recorded by John Harrod in 1978.

Printed sources : - Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 25, p. 60.

Recorded sources: -



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