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FAT MEAT AND DUMPLINGS. AKA - "Fat Back Meat and Dumplings". AKA and see "Knocking at the Door (1)." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Missouri. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Siblerberg): AABB (Christeson, Phillips): AA'BB' (Beisswenger & McCann). The tune is related to "Green Corn." Some fiddlers play all or some of the 'f' notes sharp instead of natural.
Source for notated version: Cyril Stinnett (Oregon, Missouri), who learned it from his father [Christeson]; Art Galbraith (Mo.) [Phillips]; Glenn Berry [Silberberg]; Vesta Johnson (b. 1922), learned from Cyril Stinnett [Beisswenger & McCann].
Printed sources: Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 71. R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddler's Repertory, vol. 1), 1973; p. 43. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1994; p. 83. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 43.
Recorded sources: Marimac 9017, Vesta Johnson (Mo.) - "Down Home Rag." Missouri State Old Time Fiddlers' Association, Cyril Stinnet (1912-1986) - "Plain Old Time Fiddling." Missouri State Old Time Fiddlers' Association VFFA 1001, Vest Johnson - "I'm Old But I'm Awfully Tough" (1977). Rounder C-11565, Art Galbraith (Springfield, Mo.) - "Rounder Fiddle" (1990). Rounder 0157, Art Galbraith - "Simple Pleasures." Red Mountain White Trash - "Sweet Bama" (2002).
See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources