Everyone to the Puncheon
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EVERYONE TO THE PUNCHEON. AKA - "Everybody to the Puncheon." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, West Virginia. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Charles Wolfe (1997) characterizes this piece as a construct of Kanawha County, West Virginia, fiddler Clark Kessinger's (1896-1975), pieced together from parts of different tunes. Puncheon refers to a type of wooden floor made from split logs. The melody is reminiscent of "Briarpicker Brown" in parts.
Source for notated version: Clark Kessinger (W.Va.) [Phillips]
Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1994; p. 82.
Recorded sources: County 536, Kessinger Brothers - "Kessinger Brothers - 1928-30" (1976). Voyager CD 363, Gary Lee Moore - "Uncle Pig" (2004).