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X:1 I:linebreak $ T:Fish on a Snag T:Mississippi Sawyer [1] N:From the playing of John Morgan Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, eastern Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Berea Sound Archives https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/4253 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D fg|a2 (b/a/g) a2 (b/a/g)|a2a2 baff|g2 (a/g/f) g2 (a/g/f)|g2g2 agfe$ |[M:3/2]fgfe defg (a/b/a) ag |[M:C|] fdfd ecec| d2d2d2:| |:Ac|d2[d2f2][d2f2] A2 |defg a2a2|Ac[ce][ce] ecec|Acef g2 fe| d2[d2f2][d2f2] A2|defg (a/b/a) ag|fdfd ecec|d2d2d2:|



FISH ON A SNAG. AKA and see "Mississippi Sawyer (1)." American, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Fish on a Snag" is east Kentucky fiddler John Salyer's (1882-1952) version of the well-known American fiddle tune "Mississippi Sawyer (1)." The first strain is 'crooked'; seven measures long with one measure in 3/2 time, but the second strain is 'square'. The title is idiosyncratic to Salyer and appears nowhere else.

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See also listing at:
Hear John Salyer's 1941/42 recording at Berea Sound Archives [1]



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