Annotation:Cowboys Dream (1) (The)

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X:1 T:Cowboy's Dream [1] N:From the playing of Barnesville, east Ohio, fiddler John W. Hutchison N:(1915-1979), recorded in the field in 1977 by Jeff Goehring. M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Quick" D: Z:Andrew Kuntz K:D d2-|:defa gfed|cdeA d2-d2|"*"defa fe-ed|c2 A2-A2A2| defa gfed|cdeA d2dc|BABc dedB|AGFE D2A2:| |:[F2A2]D2 DEFD|"#"[A,4E4]A,CEC|DEFG A2 Bc|d2 fe dcBA| "**"[F2A2]D2 DEFD|[A,2E2][A,2E2]-[A,E]CEC|DEFG A(dcd)|AGFE D2A2:| P:Substitutions "*"defa gfed||"#"(E[A,E])-[A,2E2] A,CEC||"**"([FA]D)-D2 DEFD|E2[A,2E2]- [A,2E2]CEC||

COWBOY'S DREAM [1], THE. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Ohio. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AABB (Kuntz): AABB' (Phillips). John McCutcheon identifies "Cowboy's Dream" as an Ohio tune, although its origins are somewhat obscure. Kerry Blech says the tune was played by Barnesville, Ohio, fiddler John W. Hutchison (1915-1979), from whom it was learned by fiddler Greg Dearth who was playing with Hutchison's sons in a bluegrass band for a time. Hutchison says he learned many of his tunes from "'old man' Bondy, an Irishman," although whether this reel was one is not known. Dearth later played with the Hot Mud Family, who Blech thinks "were probably the main conduit for this tune getting spread around." Gus Meade (2002) links the tune "Rachel (1)" with "Cowboy's Dream."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - fiddler Bill Christopherson and Scott Ainslie with the Fly By Night String Band (learned from friends in California) [Phillips]; Tony Mates [Silberberg]; John W. Hutchison [Milliner & Koken].

Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 130. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 58. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 26.

Recorded sources : - Greenhays GR 70710, John McCutcheon - "Fine Times at Our House" (1982. Learned from Pete Vigour and Ellen Scherer). Mudthumper CD MM-0050, The Fat City String Band (Walt Koken, Mac Benford, Bob Potts). Fly By Night String Band (1980).

See also listing at :
Hear John W. Hutchison's 1977 field recording by Jeff Goehring at Slippery Hill [1]

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