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X:1 T:Duck River N:From the playing of John Morgan Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, eastern Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Fast"" D:Appalachian Center 003, John Salyer - "Home recordings, 1941-42" (1993) D:: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D DE|D3D DFED|FA2B A2c|B2Ac B2A2|F2EE DB, B,2| A,B,DD DFED|FA2B A2Bc|d2Bc dBAG|1FDEC D2:|2FDEC D2D2|| a3a a2fe|ff2d d2 B2|bb2b baba|ge2e e2e2| aa2a abag|f2[d4f4]AB|d2Ac dBAG|FDEC D2D2:|

DUCK RIVER. AKA and see "Drum Tune,." "Dubuque," "Old Dubuque," "General Lee," "Hell on the Nine Mile," "Sally in the Green Corn." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; Magoffin Count, Ky. D Major. Standard or ADae tunings (fiddle). AABB. Jeff Titon (2001) says the specific "Duck River" tune seems to be particular to the Salyer family, although it is part of a fairly common tune family. West Virginia fiddler Israel Welch played a version of this tune he called Forks of Cheat. Titon says the tune family to which "Duck River" belongs also includes "Ma Ferguson," "Nancy Dawson (2)," "Nancy Dalton," and "Hell Up Coal Holler (2)." See also "Mabel," "Possum Up a Gum Stump," and "Drum Tune."

John Salyer

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - John Morgan Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Ky., 1941) [Milliner & Koken, Phillips, Titon]; Alan Garren (Portland, Oregon) who learned it from the Bruce Greene recording [Songer].

Printed sources : - S. Johnson (The Kitchen Musician No. 2: Occasional Collection of Old-Timey Fiddle Tunes for Hammer Dulcimer, Fiddle, etc.), 1982 (revised 1988, 2003); p. 8. Milliner * Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 173. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes vol. 2), 1995; p. 45. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 67. Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 35, p. 68. Samuel P. Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle March to the Fife), 1981: No. 235, p. 195.

Recorded sources : - Bruce Greene - "Vintage Fiddle Tunes." Berea College Appalachian Center AC003, John M. Salyer - "Home Recordings 1941-42, vol. 1" (1993). Oak Records OOK CD 001, "Brittany Haas" (2004).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear John Salyer's recording at Slippery-Hill [2], Berea Sound Archives [3], and at the Digital Library of Appalachia [4]

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