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DROWNING CREEK BLUES. Old-Time, Blues. USA, Oklahoma. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Mark Wilson links this tune with Uncle Dick Hutchinson's "Sharecropper's Blues." Hutchinson was an influential fiddler from the same are as recorded source Audrey Handle. The second strain is a bit 'crooked', with extra measures. Beisswenger & McCann note the many African-American influences in the tune.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Audrey Handle (b. 1930, Jay, Oklahoma) [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 187.

Recorded sources: -Rounder CD 0435, Audrey Handle - "Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks, vol. 1" (1999. Various artists).

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