Dusty Miller (1)
X:1 T:Dusty Miller  L:1/8 M:C| S:Jay Ungar K:D [D2D2] [D2D2] [D2F2] [DF][DF]|[G,2G2] B2 cBAG|E [=C2E2] [B,E] [C2E2]|=CDEG [FA] [D3A3]| DEFD GAB[GB]|ABcA d2 (3ABc|dcdA BdAG|FDEF D4:| |:ag|f [d2f2] c [d4f4]|fdfg abag|e [=c2e2] [Be] [c4e4]|=cdef g2 ag| f d2 c deag|f d2 A BABc|d2 dA BdAG|FDEF D2:||
DUSTY MILLER . 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.