Coon in the Treetops

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COON[1]IN THE TREETOPS. AKA - "Nigger in the Treetops[2]," "Edward in the Treetop." American, Reel (cut time). USA, West Virginia. AEac# tuning (fiddle).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - John Scotland Hannah



Recorded sources : - GFS-901 (issued by the Gambier Folklore Society, Kenyon College), John Scotland Hannah (late of Columbus Ohio, born in Logan county, W.Va.) - "Seems Like Romance To Me, Traditional Fiddle Music From Ohio" (1985).

See also listing at :
Hear John Hannah's recording at Slippery Hill [1]



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