N:From the playing of John Morgan Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, eastern Ky.)
D:Appalachian Center 003, John Salyer - "Home recordings, 1941-42" (1993)
Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz
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 "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. 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" and "Possum Up a Gum Stump."