X:1 T:Cookhouse Joe N:From the playing of Estill Bingham (Bell County, south-eastern Kentucky, N:1899-1990), who learned the tune from his father, Noah. Field recording N:by Bruce Greene, Feb., 1989. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEae tuning (fiddle) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/cookhouse-joe-0 D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/1315 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A +slide+c3c A2A2|BcBA GE3|+slide+c3c A2Ac|BAGE BA3:| a2g2e2cA|BAGA BA3|e-a2g- a2 eg|a2 ba ageg| a2g2e2 cA|BAGA BA3|eaaa a2eg |a2bb ageg| a2g2e2cA|BAGA BA3||
COOKHOUSE JOE. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Kentucky. A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. Similar in parts to the Skillet Licker's "Pretty Little Widow." Jeff Titon (2001) calls this a local Bell County tune, played by no one else except for his source, Estill Bingham.