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X:1 T:Flatwoods N:From the playing of fiddler Clyde Davenport (Ky.) N:Davenport (b. 1921) was born in Blue Hole Hollow, near Mt. Pisgah on the N:Cumberland Plateau in south-central Kentucky, not far from the border with N:Tennessee. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/flatwoods-2 D:County 788, Clyde Davenport - "Clydeoscope: Rare & Beautiful Tunes From The Cumberland Plateau" (1986) Z:Andrew Kuntz K:G GE-|DEGA BdBG|DGAB AGEG|DEGA BdBG|A2[G2B2]-[G2B2]:| |:[GB][GA]|[G2B2]d2d2d2|e2d2-dBGA|B2d2-de dB|A2[G2B2]-[G2B2]:|



FLATWOODS [2]. American, Reel. USA, Kentucky. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Phillips, Titon): AAAABB (Kuntz). Bobby Fulcher (1986) states that the tune was formerly unfamiliar outside of Wayne County, Ky., in the Cumberland Plateau region, although the name had some currency and, in fact, a number of loosely connected tunes bear this title. Jeff Titon (2001) similarly calls the title a 'floater' and says unrelated melodies as called "Flatwoods" have been collected in Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Clyde Davenport via Liz Slade (Yorktown, New York) [Kuntz]; Clyde Davenport (Monticello, Wayne County, Ky.), who learned the tune from his father, Will Davenport [Phillips, Titon].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 88. Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 44, p. 76.

Recorded sources : - County 788, Clyde Davenport (Monticello, Ky.) - "Clydeoscope: Rare and Beautiful Tunes from the Cumberland Plateau" (1986).

See also listing at :
Hear Jim Nelson's field recording of Clyde Davenport at Slippery Hill [1]



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