Eighth of January (4)
X:1 T:Eighth of January  N:From the playing of fiddler Enos Canoy (1909-1970, born and died in N:Magee, Simpson County, central Mississippi), recorded in 1939 by N:Herbert Halpert for the Library of Congress. N:Canoy had a band called the Canoy Wildcats, the first string band to play N:on Mississippi radio. Canoy and his family were also called the Enos Canoy N:Band. M:C| Q:"Fast" R:Reel D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/eighth-january-17 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D [F2A2]|J[A3A3][AA]-[A2A2]F2|[A3A3]F D2F2|[A3A2]A[A2A2]f2-| fdB2A2F2| J[A3A3][AA]-[A2A2]F|[A2A2]F2D2F2|[A3A2]A[A2A2]f2-| fdBAd2d2|| f-e-fg a2a-f-|f2d2 B2B2|e3(e- ec)d2-| dBAFD4| f-e-fg a2a-f-|f2d2 B2B2|e3e- e2Jf|fdAF D2||
EIGHTH OF JANUARY . American, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. This version of "Eighth of January" was in the repertoire of fiddler Enos Canoy (1909-1970), lifelong resident of Magee, Simpson County, central Mississippi. Canoy had a band that included various members of his family, including brother Tim on mandolin and Tim's wife, Lola, on guitar. They were recorded for the Library of Congress in 1939 by collector Herbert Halpert on his famous collecting trip to the deep South that year.
Canoy's "Eighth of January" is quite distanced from the 'standard' version of the tune (see "Eighth of January (1)" for more mainstream versions. It is recognizable as a variant of the core melody mostly in the second strain.