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X:1 T: Dusty Miller [4] N:From the playing of John A. Brown, recorded for the Library of Congress in N:1939 by Herbert Halpert. M:C| L:1/8 N:AEae tuning (fiddle) D:Southern Culture LP AH002, John A. Brown - "Great Big Yam Potatoes" (1985) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/source/john-brown-0 R:Reel Q:"Brisk" Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Ador e2|+slide+g2 ag e2a2|+slide+g3e cdee|a2 ag e2ab|a3e c-dee| g2ag e2a2|+slide+g3e cdee|a2 ag e2ab|a4- ae || c/-d/e-|[e3e3][e/e/][d/e/] [c2e2][d2e2]|[e2e2][d2e2]{B}[c3e3]c|A2ee c2cc|[E2A2] A(E|1[A6A6]) :|2A[A2A2]A [A2A2]|| K:Amix AA|{B}c2 ec A2 [Ae]e|(B[c2e2])E- .A2 AA|c-deE- A2 A(E| [A3A3])B [A2A2]||




DUSTY MILLER [4]. American, Reel. USA, north Mississippi. G Major or A Major. GDgd or AEae tuning (fiddle). AABBC. This is an archaic melody in the mixolydian mode, with irregular rhythm, as the source for the tune, sixty-seven year old Itawamba County, Mississippi, fiddler John Alexander Brown, held the initial note of the 2nd phrase for extra beats when he recorded the tune for Herbert Halpert of the Library of Congress in 1939. The tune has not been found in other collections of American fiddling. See also the similar "Indian War Whoop (2)."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - John A. Brown [Milliner & Koken].

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 180.

Recorded sources : - Mississippi Department of Archives and History AH-002, John Brown - "Great Big Yam Potatoes: Anglo-American Fiddle Music from Mississippi" (1985).

See also listing at :
Hear John Brown's version at Slippery Hill [1]



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