Dan Friend's Piece
X:1 T:Dan Friend's Piece S:Ernie Carpenter (1909-1997, born in Braxton County, near the Elk River, W.Va.) M:C| L:1/8 D:Augusta Heritage Records AHR-023, Ernie Carpenter - D:Old Time Fiddle Tunes from Elk River Country (2001) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/dan-friends-piece Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Amix A2a2 abag|edee g3B|G2B2d2d2|BGBB d2d2| A2a2 abag|edee g3B|G2BBd2ee|dB A2 [A6A6]|| |:e2-|efed BABd|efed BABd|G2B2[D2d2][D2d2]|BGBd d2d2| efed BABd|efed BABd|G2B2[D2d2]ed|[D2B2][A2A2] [A2A2]:||
DAN FRIEND'S PIECE. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, West Virginia. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB'. See also variants "Rainy Day (2) (The)" (Melvin Wine) and "Hell Against the Barn Door," and, in the Midwest, "Yankee Squirrel Hunter" and "Squirrel Hunter." Source Ernie Carpenter (1909-1997) named the tune after the fiddler from whom he learned it. Carpenter, of rural Braxton County, W.Va., was descended from four generations of fiddlers and West Virginia pioneers, whose repertoire was largely derived from family and influential neighboring fiddlers.