Feed My Horse on Corn and Hay

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X:1 T:Feed My Horse on Corn and Hay S:Buddy Thomas (1935-1974, northeastern Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 N:Drone low 'G' string through much of 1st strain. N:The 'A' strain is only the introduction first part, played once, followed by N:the 'B' part. Every other repetition is A'A'BA'A'B etc. D:Rounder 0376, Buddy Thomas (et al) – "Traditional Fiddle Music of Kentucky, vol. 1: Up the Ohio and Licking Rivers" (1997). F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/feed-my-horse-corn-and-hay Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G P:A (first time only) (DE|G2) GG G2GD|Bd2[dg] [d2g2]((3DEF|G2) GG G2 BG|A[G2B2][GB] [G2B2]((3DEF| G2)GG G2[GB]A|B[d2g2][dg] [d2g2][de]-|[e2e2][ee][ef] edBG|A[G2B2][GB][G2B2]|| P:B gf|e[d2f2][df] [d2f2] eg|f[d2f2][df][d2f2]e(f|g2)g2edBG|A[G2B2][GB][G2B2]gf| e[d2f2][df] [d2f2] eg|f[d2f2][df][d2f2]e(f|g2)g2edBG|A[G2B2][GB][G2B2]|| P:A' (play for all repetitions) |:[G,2D2]-|[G,D]B,DG EFG[DA]|[DB][D2d2]e [D2d2][G,2D2]-|[G,D]B,DG EFGA|BGAF [G,2G2][G,G]([G,E]| [G,D]B,DG EF)G[DA]|[DB][D2d2][dg][d2g2][de]-|[e2e2]eg fded|B[G2B2][GB][G2B2]:||




Buddy Thomas
FEED MY HORSE ON CORN AND HAY. AKA - "Feed Your Horse on Corn and Hay." American, Reel (cut time). 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


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

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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