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X:1 % T:Cowhide Boots S:Lyman Enloe (1906-1998, central Missouri) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:MSOTFA 004, Lyman Enloe - Rugged Road (1976) F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G D/E/|:GG/G/ A/G/F/A/|GG/E/ DD/E/|+slide+GB d/e/d/B/|A/B/A/F/ DD/E/| GG A/G/F/A/|GG/E/ DD|EE/G/ D/E/G/A/|1B/G/A/F/ G3G:|2B/G/A/F/ Ge/f/|| gg d>d|B/d/B/A/ G>G|A/B/c/A/ F/D/E/F/|G/A/B/G/ De/f/| gg d>d|B/d/B/A/ GG/G/|A/B/c/A/ F/D/E/F/|1G[GB] [GB]e/f/:|2 G[GB] [GB]D/E/||

COWHIDE BOOTS. Old-Time, Breakdown. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AABB' (Phillips). Carthy Sisco's recording has the parts reversed from the usual order. The tune is to sourced to fiddler Lyman Enloe (1906-1998), who was born into a musical family in Cole County, Missouri, on the northern edge of the Ozarks. He moved to central Missouri and played with a number of influential fiddlers, including Tony Gilmore.

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - Armin Barnett (Seattle) [Phillips]; Carthy Sisco (learned from a tape of Lyman Enloe) [Silberberg]. Sisco (b. 1921), originally from Arkansas, lives in Washington state.

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 59. Shull (Uncle Pink and other Central Missouri Fiddle Tunes from Lyman Enloe). Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 27.

Recorded sources: - MSOTFA 004, Lyman Enloe - "Rugged Road" (1976). Voyager CD 362, Carthy Sisco - "Rugged Road."

See also listing at:
Hear Lyman Enloe's recording at the Old Towne School of Folk Music Fiddle Tune Archive [1], Slippery Hill [2] and at Bandcamp [3]
Hear a medium paced learning version by Paul Tyler and Steve Rosen at the Old Towne School of Folk Music Fiddle Tune Archive [4]

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