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FINLEY CREEK BLUES. Old-Time, Two-Step. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB' (Miiliner & Koken): ABC (Beisswenger & McCann). According to Gordon McCann (2008), Missouri fiddlers frequently attribute the tune to one Zed Tennis, who played on broadcasts for KWTO (Springfield, Mo.) in the early days of radio. Finley Creek is a tributary of the James River, flowing through Christian County, Mo., south of Nixa.

Source for notated version: Bob Holt (Mo.) [Milliner & Koken]; Glenn Rickman (1901-1982, Hurley, Missouri) [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed sources: Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Tunes), 2008; p. 111. Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 197.

Recorded sources: Rounder 0437, Jim Beeler - "Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks, vol. 3: Down in the Border Counties" (2000). Rounder 0432, Bob Holt - "Got a Little Home to Go To" (1998).




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