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X:1 T:Evening Shade M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Moderately Quick" S:Arthur Smith (1898-1971, Humphreys County, east Tennessee) D:Folkways FWe1007, "Milk 'Em in the Evening Blues" (1968) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/evening-shade Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G G2-GA|:"*"Bd- ded4|[M:2/4]BAGA |[M:C|]B2G4GF|ECEG [Ec]B[Ec](C|[D6D6])GA| Bd3 (d^cd2)|[M:2/4]BAGA|[M:C|] [G2B2]G4 [G2B2]|"**" cBAG FGAF| [D6A6] BA| B[d3g3] [d4g4]|[M:2/4]BAGA |[M:C|]B2G4GF|ECEG cAE2|+slide+[D6D6]B,C| DDFG A2Bc|d2 [Dd]A F2] FE|DEFG AcBA|+slide+[B,6G6] [B,G]E:| D2 {_B}=B2 AGEG|D+slide+B2A +slide+B2[B,2D2]-|[B,2D2]+slide+B2 AGED|Ec2E c2(B2| c)Bcd cAGc|Ec2E c2Bc|d2ge dcBA|B G4 D2-| D2 {_B}=B2 AGEG|D+slide+B2A +slide+B2[B,2D2]-|[B,2D2]+slide+B2 AGED|Ec2E c2(B2| c)Bcd cAGc|Ec2E c2Bc|dege dcBA|G4|| P:Substitutions |"*"[B,D]G[B,D]G (_B2=B2)-|BAGA|]"**"cBAG FGA2|[F6d6]BA||



EVENING SHADE. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Tennessee. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is credited to Arthur Smith (1898-1971), born in Humphreys County, middle-eastern Tennessee, and is a slower tempo than the usual breakdown speed, and a change of pace from the usual blazingly fast Arthur Smith breakdowns. On a home recording by Arthur Smith's son, Ernest, the tune is entitled "Evening Shade Falling," although on Smith's LP it is listed simply as "Evening Shade."
Arthur Smith


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Fiddlin' Arthur Smith (Tenn.) [Milliner/Koken, Phillips].

Printed sources : - Stephen F. Davis (Devil's Box), vol. 24, No. 2, Summer 1990; p. 51. Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 189. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 48.

Recorded sources : - Field Recorders Collective FRC-403, "Lonnie Seymour" (2015. Ohio-based fiddler). Folkways FTS-31007, The McGee Brothers and Arthur Smith - "Milk 'Em in the Evenin' Blues" (1968).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Arthur Smith's recording at Slippery Hill [2] and at youtube.com [3]
See banjo tab at taterjoes.com [4]



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