Come Back Boys Let's Feed the Horses

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X:1 T:Come Back Boys and Let's Feed the Horses M:C| L:1/8 S:Burl Hammons (1908-1993, Pocahontas County, W.Va.) N:ADae tuning (fiddle) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/come-back-boys-and-lets-feed-horses Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Amix +slide+[e2e2][e2e2]A4|ABAG E2E((3A/B/c/|[e2e2])((3ecBA2)G2|AGE(G [A4A4])-| [A4A4] [A3A3] ((3A/B/c/|[e2e2]) [e2e2]A4|ABAG E2E2|=c4B A2G2|[M:6/4]AGE(G [A3A3]) A [A2A2]|| [A2A2]-|[M:C|][A2A2]ab a4|g3a gdeg| (ga2)b a2a2| efed cA2((3e/f/^g/| a3)b a2a2|g2ga gdeg|a3b a2ee|{f}gfe2 eeef|gfec AA3||



COME BACK BOYS, LET'S FEED THE HORSES. American, Reel (cut time). A Mixolydian. ADae or AEae tuning (fiddle). "Come Back Boys and Let's Feed the Horses" is sourced to the playing of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, fiddler Burl Hammons (1908-1993). Kerry Blech sees some possible similarity to his uncle Eden Hammons' "Let's Hunt the Horses." The 'crooked' reel is known as a West Virginia tune (the compostion sometimes attributed to a member of the Hammons' family, although this cannot be verified), and has been popularized in recent times by Jimmy Tripplet and Gerry Milnes. Dwight Diller also has a version.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

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Recorded sources: - Soft Abuse Recordings, Nathan Bowles - "A Bottle, A Buckeye" (2012). Yew Pine Man YP IX3, Dwight Diller - "Harvest: West Virginia Mountain Music" (1997). Yodel-Ay-Hee 080, Christian Wig & Mark Ward - "Come Back Boys & Feed the Horses" (2011). Dwight Diller & Darin Gentry - "Trouble on Spring Creek" (2015).

See also listing at:
Hear Burl Hammons' field recording at Slippery Hill [1]
See banjo tab for the tune [2]



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