Annotation:Doc Harris' Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Doc Harris Hornpipe N:From the playing of Tennessee fiddler Howard "Big Howdy" Forrester N:(1922-1987) a popularizer and practiser of the "Texas" or "show fiddle" N:style. He was a long-time member of Roy Acuff's Smoky Mountain Boys. M:C| L:1/8 N:Play AA'BBCAADDAA'BB D:Howdy Forrester - "Fiddlin' Country Style" (1963) D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Bb dc|:(3BcB FB dFBd|(3fgf df bBdf|babf edcB|edcB Ac F2| (3BcB FB dFBd|(3fgf df bfdf|agfd edcA|1BGFD B,2FA:|2 B6|| K:F |:cB|Acfa c'2c'b|afge fcAd|cega bgaf|gfed cBAG| FAcf c'2 c'b|afge fcAd|cega bgeg|efcA F2:| dc|(3BcB FB dFBd|(3fgf df bBdf|babf edcB|edcB Ac F2| (3BcB FB dFBd|(3fgf df bfdf|agfd edcA| B6|| K:Bb |:ba|b2 ge Bdba|b2fd Bdfd|ecAF EFAc|BFBd f2fg/a/| b2 ge Bdfa|b2fd Bdfd|ecAF EFAc|1B6:|2B8|| K:Gmin g^fgd BGDG|BGAF G2G2|E=FGB eBGE|^FGAF d4| g^fgd BGDG|"*"BGAF G2G2|E=FGB eBGE| =FGAc f4:| P:Substitution "*"(3BcB AF G2GE||

DOC HARRIS' HORNPIPE. American, Hornpipe. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'ACC'DEE'F: AA'BBCC'AA'DD (Cranford/Holland): ADABC. Named in honor of Dr. Perry F. Harris, an enthusiast who devoted his efforts to helping promote and preserve American fiddling through the Grand Masters Fiddler's Contest, held each year at Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee. The tune was popularized by Hickman, County, Tenn., fiddler Howdy Forrester (who played with Roy Acuff for many years) and is sometimes attributed to him. A part of the core bluegrass fiddle repertoire.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Cranford (Jerry Holland: The Second Collection), 2000; No. 47, p. 20. Davis (Devil's Box, vol. 20, No. 3), Fall 1986; pp. 26-27.

Recorded sources : - Voyager VRCD 342, Rodney Miller - "Rodney Miller's All-Round Collection of Jigs, Reels and Country Airs." United Artists UAS 6295, Howdy Forrester - "Big Howdy Fiddlin' Country Style" (1963).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1].
Hear Howdy Forrester's 1963 recording at Slippery Hill [2] and [3]

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