Dust in the Lane

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DUST IN THE LANE. AKA- "Cotton Pickin' Time." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Arkansas. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCD. The lyrics below were collected by Thede from her source, sung to the third strain.

Betcha forty dollars I can pick a bale o' cotton,
Betcha more than that I can pick it in a year;
For me an' my farmer's friend
Can pick more cotton than a gin can gin.

Source for notated version: W.R. Newman (Waldron, Arkansas) [Thede].

Printed sources: Thede (The Fiddle Book), 1967; p. 76.

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