Cricket on the Hearth

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CRICKET ON THE HEARTH. Old Time, Bluegrass; Breakdown. USA; Arkansas, east Tennessee. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A member of a large tune family that includes "Damon's Winder," "Devil in Georgia (2) (The)," "Drunken Billy Goat," "Grand Hornpipe (1)," "Marmaduke's Hornpipe," "Mud Fence," "Ride the Goat Over the Mountains," "Rocky Mountain Goat," and "Swiss Chalet." The title appears in a list of traditional Ozark Mountain fiddle tunes compiled by folklorist/musicologist Vance Randolph, published in 1954. See note for "Marmaduke's Hornpipe."

Additional notes

Sources for notated versions: - Kenny Baker [Brody, Phillips]; Floyd Engstrom [Silberberg].

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 78. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 60. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 29.

Recorded sources: -American Heritage 510, Jay Belt- "Fiddlin' Jay Belt." County 719, Kenny Baker - "Portrait of a Bluegrass Fiddler" (learned from Kentucky fiddler Art Wooten from a late 1940's radio broadcast). County 2705, Kenny Baker - "Master Fiddler." Heritage XXIV, Smokey Valley Boys - "Music of North Carolina" (Brandywine, 1978). June Appal 014, John McCutcheon- "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" (1977. Learned from Byard Ray). Rounder Select 82161-0476-2, "The Wind That Shakes the Barley: Hammered Dulcimer Music" (reissues, orig. released 1977).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1].
Hear Charlie Acuff/s (b. 1919, east Tennessee) "Cricket on a Hearth" (learned from his grandfather, Charlie Boyd Acuff) [2]



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