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FAREWELL, MARY ANN. AKA and see "Constitution Hornpipe (3)," "Old Voile." American, Reel (2/4 or cut time). USA; Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Recorded by Herbert Halpert for the Library of Congress, 1939, from the playing of W.A. Bledsoe, Meridian, Mississippi. Bledsoe had the tune from an uncle in Lincoln County, Tennessee, where he grew up before the turn of the century. A north-central Kentucky version of the tune was recorded as "Old Voile" in 1929 by fiddler Frank Miller with his group the Blue Ridge Mountaineers. The tune has also been linked to the venerable "Soldier's Joy (1)," and to "Ned Kendall's Hornpipe (2)."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Frank Miller with the Blue Ridge Mountaineers [Phillips]; W.A. Bledsoe [Bolick & Austin].

Printed sources : - Bolick & Austin (Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930's), 2015; p. 220. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 83. p. 220.

Recorded sources: -Library of Congress, AFS 03039 A02, W. A. Bledsoe (fiddle) & H.D. Kinard (banjo) (1939). Mississippi Department of Archives and History AH-002, W.A. Bledsoe - "Great Big Yam Potatoes: Anglo-American Fiddle Music from Mississippi" (1985).



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