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DUSTY MILLER [1]. American, Reel (cut time). USA, West Virginia. D Mixolydian/Major [Brody, Phillips]: D Mixolydian/Major ('A' part) & D Major ('B' part) [Krassen]. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Georgia fiddler/entertainer John Carson linked the tune with the song "Hard Time a Comin'" (Molly Tenenbaum). Modern 'revival' fiddlers sourced the tune from Bluefield, West Virginia, fiddler Franklin George, who learned it from his mentor Jim Farthing. Farthing was a fiddler from Virginia near the North Carolina border who had moved to West Virginia for mining related jobs and who performed carpentry with George's father.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Armin Barnett (Charlottesville, Va.) [Krassen]; Fuzzy Mountain String Band (N.C.), learned from Frank George [Brody]; Bill Christopherson [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 96. Krassen (Appalachian Fiddle), 1973; p. 53. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 78.



See also listing at :
Rounder 0035, Fuzzy Mountain String Band – "Summer Oaks and Porch" (1973. Learned from Franklin George, Princeton, W.Va.). Kicking Mule 206, Eric Thompson – "Kicking Mule's Flat Picking Guitar Festival." Roane Records RR-111-CD, Franklin George – "Swope's Knobs" (1999. Reissue of Anachronistic Records APRC 001).



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