Dark and Curly Hair

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X:1 T:Dark & Curly Hair S:Frank Reed (1904-c. 1985, Randolph County, north-central Mo.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel R:Quick D:Overland TS78, Frank Reed - Ole Tyme Fiddlin (1976) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/dark-curly-hair Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C EF|G2[E2c2] cdcA|G2[E2c2] cdcA|G2c2d2e2|aB2c BADE| G^FGA BdBG|DEGA BdBA|[GB]ABG [D2A2][D2A2] |+slide+[E3c3]d [E2c2]:| +slide+g2 ag egag|eg2a g2[^F_B]-|[G2=B2][G2B2]A2B2|+slide+[E3c3]d [E2c2] ^f2-| g2 ag egag|eg2a g2[^F2_B2]-|[G2=B2][G2B2]A2B2|+slide+[E3c3]d [E2c2]ef| g2 ag e2g2|_b3a2g3[^F_B]-|[G2=B2]BA G3B|+slide+[E3c3]d [E2c2]||



DARK AND CURLY HAIR. AKA - "Dark & Curly Hair," "Darkie's Curly Hair." AKA and see "Cotton Blossom." American, Reel (cut time). USA, Missouri. G Major: C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Devil's Box): AABBC (Phillips). "Dark & Curly Hair" is on fiddler Charlie Walden's list of '100 essential Missouri fiddle tunes'. The tune was sometimes called "Darkie's Curly Hair" (John Hartford transcribed the tune from Cleo Persinger and used the title "Darkie's Curly Hair", but on Persinger's 2018 MSTOFA album it appears as "Dark and Curly Hair").


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Frank Reed (Missouri) [Phillips]; Cleo Persinger (1909-1971, Boone County, Mo.) [Hartford/Devil's Box].

Printed sources : - Stephen F. Davis (The Devil's Box), vol. 29, No. 4, 1995; p. 19. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1, 1994; p. 66.

Recorded sources : - MSTOFA 007, Cleo Persinger - "Goin' Across the Prairie" (2018). Overland TS76, Frank Reed - "Old Time Fiddling."

See also listing at :
See biographical notes on Cleo Persinger at Voyager Records [1]
Hear Frank Reed's recording at Slippery Hill [2]



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