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X:1 T:Dandy Lusk T:Dandy Lusk's Tune N:From the playing of Ferdinand "Dandy" Lusk, recorded in 1952. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:GDAD tuning (fiddle) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/dandy-lusks-tune Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G B-|d2d2A2FD|G2AA B2B2|c2c2 A2 FD|G2A2G3A| B2B2 A2 FD|G2 A2 B2 BB|c2c2 A2 FD|G2A2 G3|| |:A|[M:C|]B2d2d2 dd|e2d2-d2 d2|B2d2B2B2|[M:3/2]A2 FA B2 (G2 [G,3G3]):|

DANDY LUSK. AKA - "Dandy Lusk's Tune." American, Reel (cut time). USA, Kentucky. G Major. DGad tuning (fiddle). AABB. A slightly 'crooked' tune. Fernando "Dandy Lusk" (b. 1890's) was a child of Letcher County, southeast Kentucky, fiddler Elvina "Viney" Campbell Lusk (b. 1870's), who, like his mother, played the fiddle. He died unrecorded save for a 1952 recording made at his home with clawhammer banjo player Lee Sexton (also from Letcher County). Elvina and Fernando were aunt and cousin of fiddler Manon Campbell (1890-1987) who was recorded by folklorists, and who also learned some of his repertoire from the Lusks.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 146.

Recorded sources : - MM-0030-CD, Clare Milliner & Walt Koken - "Just Tunes" (2003).

See also listing at :
Hear Fernando Lusk's field recording at Slippery Hill [1]
Hear a 2015 concert version by Bruce Greene at the Digital Library of Appalachia [2]

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