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X:1 T:Deer Walk [1] S:Doc Roberts (1897-1978, Richmond, Madison County, Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Quick" D:Gennett 7049 (78 RPM), Fiddlin' Doc Roberts (1930) F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D FG|ABde f2d2|ecef gfge|efdd fdfd|edcB A2F2| ABde fdcd|ecef g3b-|b2ef gecA|d2[d2f2][d2f2]:| |:F2|+slide+[A3A3][AA]- [A2A2]Bc|dcBA FDFD|[A,2E2]A,B, =CEDC|A,G,A,B, =CEDF| +slide+[A4A4][A3A3](c|d)cBA FDFD|[A,E]G,A,B, =CAGE|FDDE D2:| P:Alternate 'A' FG|ABde fedf|ecef g4|ABde fedf|edcB A2F2| ABde fedf|ecef g3e|fefg afec|(d2[d2f2])[d2f2]:|

DEER WALK [1]. AKA and see "Forked Deer." American, Reel (cut time). USA, eastern Ky. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Compare "Deer Walk [1]" with the "Rocky Mountain Goat" family of tunes. The title is indigenous to central Kentucky. Kirksville, Madison County, Kentucky fiddler Doc Roberts (1897-1978) recorded the tune in March, 1929 (in Richmond, Indiana, with Asa Martin on guitar). It is said that Roberts paid little attention to music outside the region (Wolfe, 1982); implying that the tune was indigenous to the region. Charles Wolfe (1997) calls it one of Roberts' masterpieces. It was played by fiddler Ernie Hodges in the 1930's and 40's and was recorded by him in 1976.

"Forked Deer" is a related, but distanced, reel.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Susan Songer with Clyde Curley (Portland Collection vol. 3), 2015; p. 59.

Recorded sources : - County 412, "Fiddling Doc Roberts." Document Records DOCD 8043, "Fiddlin' Doc Roberts, vol. 2." Gennett 7049 (78 RPM), Doc Roberts (1930. Recorded Richmond, Ind., March, 1929, but not issued until Jan. 1930).

See also listing at :
Hear Doc Roberts' 1929 recording at Slippery Hill [1]

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