X:1 T:Florida Blues M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Moderately Quick" S:Arthur Smith (1898-1971, Humphreys County, east Tennessee) D:County 546, "Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners vol. 1" (1978) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/florida-blues Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D (=f2|^f)f=f^f dBA(=f|^f)afe dBA(=F|^F)FEF DB,A,D|FDEF DB,A,D| GABd- dedB|GABd edAF |DEFA- AGFE|DEFA BFAA| Ec2B caec|BEcE ce2e|aefd- dBAF|[F6d6]:| |:+slide+f2|d4- dBAF|D6 (=f^f)|d4- dBAF|D4-D(=F^F| G)ABd- dedB|GABd edBG|DEFA- AGFE|DEFA BFAF| Ec2B caec|BEcE ce2e|aefd- dBAF|d6:|]
FLORIDA BLUES. AKA and see "Tupelo Blues." Old-Time, Bluegrass; Breakdown. USA; Missouri, Tenn. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Lowinger): AABB (Brody): AA'BB' (Reiner & Anick): ABAC (Beisswenger & McCann). A twelve bar structure, blues-based tune composed by Fiddlin' Arthur Smith (Tenn.) and recorded by him in 1937. Although a popular "hot fiddling" tune, Drew Beisswenger (2008) points out that it is a fairly challenging piece, and only played by the more accomplished Ozarks fiddlers.