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FEED MY HORSE ON CORN AND HAY. AKA - "Feed Your Horse on Corn and Hay." Old-time, Breakdown. USA, Kentucky. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB' (Milliner & Koken): AABB (Titon). The tune comes from north-eastern Kentucky fiddler Buddy Thomas [1] (1935-1974), who learned it from his cousin Perry Riley (1893-1973).

Perry Riley

Source for notated version: Buddy Thomas, 1973 (Emmerson, Lewis County, Ky.) [Milliner & Koken, Titon].

Buddy Thomas

Printed sources: Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 192. Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 39, p. 71.

Recorded sources: Field Recorders Collective FRC 303, "Buddy Thomas: Recordings from the collection of Dave Spilkia & Ray Alden" (2015). Hickoryjack Records HJ02MC, Erynn Marshall & Chris Coole – "Meet Me in the Music" (). Rounder 0376, Buddy Thomas (et al) – "Traditional Fiddle Music of Kentucky, vol. 1: Up the Ohio and Licking Rivers" (1997). Rounder Heritage, Perry Riley – "The Art Of Old-Time Mountain Music."

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear Buddy Thomas play the tune in 1973 at Slippery Hill [3] and at the Digital Libaray of Appalachia [4]
Hear/see the tune played by Clifftop campers [5]
Banjo tab [6]




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