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FIDDLING AROUND. American, Reel (2/4 time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB' (Brody): AA'BB' (Bohrer/Kilbler). Adirondack mountains fiddler Vic Kibler thought that Vermont fiddler Clem Myers might have written this tune, and Frank Maloy, writing in The Devil's Box, says it was composed by his friend, southeastern United States fiddler Ruel Parker. It is often credited to swing fiddler Johnny Gimble, whose recording of the tune is much admired.

Sources for notated versions: Clem Myers (Vermont) [Bohrer/Kibler]; Swingbillies with Ruel Parker [Maloy/Devil's Box].

Printed sources: Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; pp. 105-106. Bohrer (Vic Kibler: Adirondac Fiddler), 1992; No. 9, p. 9. The Devil's Box, vol. 21, No. 3, Fall 1987, p. 24.

Recorded sources: Fretless 122, Clem Myers- "Old Time Fiddling 1976." American Heritage 1, Herman Johnson- "Champion Fiddlin.'"

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]

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