Forty Weight of Gingerbread

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X:1 T:Forty Weight of Gingerbread N:From the playing of fiddler Arthur Cush Holston (1878-c. 1964. Alachua N:County, north Florida), recorded in performance in 1960 at the Florida N:Folk Festival, and from Rafe Stefinini & David Bragger's "Holly Smoke". M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEae tuning (fiddle) D:Old Time Tiki Parlour, Rafe Steganini & David Bragger - "Holy Smoke" (2018) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/forty-weight-gingerbread Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Amix SA2-|:ABcd e2 ef|gfgf e2c2|ABcd e2 dB|A2 G2 A4| ABcd e2 fg|gfgf e2a2|b2 ag eged|B2[G2B2] A4:| K:A A2 AB c2cA|BAFG A2A2|B-ce2 Jc3A|BAFE FGAB| A3B-c2 cA |BAFE A2A2|B-ce2 Jc3A|BAFE FGAB| A2 AB c2cA|BAFG A2A2|B-ce2 Jc3A|[M:3/2] BAFE FGAB A2S|| P:'A' part substitutions: ABcd e2 ef|gfgf e2c2|ABcd eded|A2 [G2B2] A4| ABcd e2 ef|gfgf e2a2|abag eged| BAGB A4||



FORTY WEIGHT OF GINGERBREAD. American, Reel (cut time). A Mixolydian/Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Forty Weight of Gingerbread" comes form the repertoire of fiddler Arthur Cush Holston (1878-1964) of Alachua County, north Florida, who was recorded performing the tune at the 1960 Florida Folk Festival.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - S

Recorded sources : - Old Time Tiki Parlour, Rafe Steganini & David Bragger - "Holy Smoke" (2018)

See also listing at :
Hear Arthur Cush Holston's 1960 performance recording at Slippery Hill [1]
Hear more of Holston's music (with string band members Jim Dowis and Dick Hunt) at Florida Memory, including a 1962 interview he taped with Marty Schuman [2]



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