Four and Twenty Blackbirds Dancing on a Fawn Skin
FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS DANCING ON A FAWN SKIN. Old-Time, Breakdown. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Source 'Pappy' Taylor is said to have learned this piece from one Joe Dixon, a fiddler for a circus.
Source for notated version: Harvey 'Pappy' Taylor (Effingham, IL) [Phillips].
Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1994; p. 92.
Recorded sources: Rounder CD 0139, Indian Creek Delta Boys - "Young Fogies, vol. 1."