Fever in the South
X:1 T:Fever in the South M:C| L:1/8 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion S:Charlie Walden K:G b4-b2 ag|eg2a ged2|ea2b ageg|egab a2g2| b4 b2 ag|eg2a g4|gage dged|B_BA2 G4:| |:G3A B2 AG|GABG AB3|gbag eged|B2_B2 A4| G3A B2AG|GABG B4|gbag eged|B_B A2 G4:||
FEVER IN THE SOUTH. AKA and see "Lane," "Scott No. 2." American, Reel. USA, Missouri. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. It is on Missouri fiddler Charlie Walden's list of '100 essential Missouri fiddle tunes'. "Fever in the South" is Vee Latty's (1910-1956) reworking of "Sally Ann (1)" (and a member of the Sally Ann/Sail Away Ladies/Great Big Taters tune family). Walden called Latty "one of the Ancients", meaning a fiddler who taught the fiddlers that Walden himself learned from, and Walden himself had this tune from a home recording of Vee obtained from Latty's son, Wayne. Latty performed on WOS radio in the 1920's.