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X:1 T:Forks of Reedy M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Quick" S:Burl Hammons (1908-1993, Pocahontas County, W.Va.) D:Augusta Heritage Recordings CS 017, "Old Time Music of D:Pocahontas County" D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/forks-reedy Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G DEGA Bdef|gagf edBA|B2G2 A2 G2|_BAGG AGEG| DEGA Bdef|gagf edBA|B2G2 AGEG|A[G2B2]-[GA] [G2B2]|| |:D2|g4[d3g3](f|g)edg edBB|abae g2g2|bagg agef| gage d2ef|gedB ed(B_B)|=B2G2 AGEG|A[G2B2]-[GA] [G2B2]:|]



FORKS OF REEDY. AKA and see "Three Forks of Reedy." American, Reel (cut time). USA, West Virginia. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB: AABB' (Phillips). Three Forks of Reedy is a place-name in Roane County, western West Virginia, several miles from mouth of Reedy Creek (a tributary of the Little Kanawha River) and sixteen miles south of Elizabeth. There is a small farming town called Reedy, at the confluence of the left, middle, and right forks of Reedy Creek, that was formerly known as Three-Forks-of-Reedy, but the community name was changed to Reedy in 1853. Reedy has lost population over the years, from a high of 405 in 1930 to 172 in 2016 (and dropping).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Burl Hammons (1908-1993, Pocahontas County, W.Va.) [Milliner & Koken]; John Johnson [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 214. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes vol. 1), 1994; p. 241 (as "Three Forks of Reedy").

Recorded sources : - Augusta Heritage CS 017, Burl Hammons - "Old-Time Music of Pocahontas County." Augusta Heritage Productions AHR-9212, " Field Recorder FRC 701, "Sherman Hammnos" (2013). Field Recorder FRC 402, "Ward Jarvis: Recordings from the collection of Jeff Goehring" (2015). Ohio Folklife Recordings, Ward Jarvis - "Rats Won't Stay Where There's Music" (1979). Rounder Records 1504/05, "The Hammons Family" (1998).

See also listing at :
Hear Burl Hammons' recording at Slippery Hill [1]



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