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GALLEYNIPPER. Old-Time. USA, Ky. A Major. Learned by northeast Ky. fiddler J.P. Fraley from his father. Guthrie Meade (1980) states this tune is associated with eastern Kentucky and West Virginia fiddlers. A galleynipper (or galley napper) is a crane fly, or, historically, a large mosquito.

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Recorded sources: June Appal JA 058C, J.P. & Annadeene Fraley - "Galleynipper" (1990). Rounder 0351, J.P. & Annadeene Fraley - "Maysville" (1995).

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