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X:1 T:Fanny Hill [1] N:From the playing of Street Butler (1904-1977, Elkton, Todd County, N:southwest Kentucky), recorded in the field by Bruce Greene, 1976. M:C| L:1/8 R: Q:"" D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/1350 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G [G,3D3]E [G,2G2][G,2G2]|[GA]-[G2B2](G [G3B3])|[G,3D3]E [G,2G2][G,2G2]|[GA]-[G2B2]G E2D2| [G,2D2]E2 [G,2G2][G,2G2]|[GA]-[G2B2](G [G2B2])ef|g2g2 dBA2|[G,3G3][G,G][G,4G4]:| +slide+f2-|:g3e d2e2|+slide+g2e2d4|[A4a4][A2a2][A2a2]|b2a2g3(a| b3)a g2e2|+slide+g3e d2e2|g2e2 dB A2|[G,4G4][G,4G4]:|



FANNY/FANNIE HILL [1]. American, Reel (cut time). USA; southwestern Va., south-western Ky. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB (Titon): AABB (Phillips). There are two different tunes called "Fanny Hill." One was in the repertory of early 20th century fiddlers from the Galax, Virginia region (for which see "Fanny Hill (2)." "Fanny Hill [1]" is associated with fiddlers from southwestern Kentucky, namely W.L. "Jake Phelps" and Street Butler. Jeff Titon says Butler's version is closely related to one of the "Cumberland Gap" versions, but Phelps' version is quite distanced from Butlers (but still recognizable as a variant) and is quite archaic in sound and structure.


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Printed sources : - Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 37, p. 70.



See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Jake Phelp's 1973 field recording at Slippery Hill [2] and Berea Sound Archives [3]
Hear Street Butler's 1976 field recording at Berea Sound Archives [4]



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