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X:1 T:Fire in the Mountain [7] N:From the playing of John Morgan Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, eastern Ky.) N:recorded at home 1941/42 by his sons on a disc player M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Very Fast" N:AEae tuning (fiddle) D:Berea Sound Archives https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/4241 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A efed cdeg|feBc d2d2|fdfd [c2e2]cA|[E2A2][E2A2][A,2E2][A,2E2]| efed cdeg|feBc d2d2|fgaA d2dd|1[E2A2][E2A2][A,2E2][A,2E2]:|2[E2A2][E2A2]|| K:Amix A,C[A,E]C|:[D2F2][DF][DE] [D3F3]E|FGFE [D2F2][D2F2]|GFED E2FG|[A2A2][A2A2][A,E]C[A,E]C| [D2F2][DF][DE] [D3F3]E|FGFE [D2F2][D2F2]|1GFED E2FG|[A2A2][A2A2][A,E]C[A,E]C:|2 GFED E2e2-||



FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN [7]. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Kentucky. A Mixolydian. AEae tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. The tune is unique to the repertoire of Magoffin County, Ky., fiddler John Salyer, who recorded it on a home recording in December, 1941. It is only distantly related to other "Fire on the Mountain Tunes," though most similar to the first strain of the Canebreak Rattler's "Fire on the Mountain (4)."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - John Salyer (Salyersville, Magoffin County, Ky.) [Milliner & Koken, Titon].

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 198. Titon (Old Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 40, p. 72.

Recorded sources: -Appalachian Center Berea College, "John Morgan Salyer: Home Recordings 1941-1942, vol. 2" (2003).

See also listing at:
Hear Salyer's library of Congress recording at Berea Sound Archives [1]



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