General Longstreet's (2)

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X:1 T:General Longstreet [2] N:From the playing of fiddler Vernon Riddle (1935-2011, Spartanburg, South Carolina), N:recorded in the field in 1993 by Ashley Carder. Riddle learned much of his style N:and repertory from Texas fiddlers while stationed in the state in the service. M:C| L:1/8 D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/general-longstreet D:Field Recorded Collective FRC120, "Vernon Riddle: Old-Time Texas Style Fiddle" (2010) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D FE|DFAd f2fa|gBBd gfag| fd-Ad f2 gf |edcB A2FE| DFAd f2fa|gBBd g2ag| fd-Ad f2 ec|d2f2d2:| |:fg|afaf a2fa|gBBd g2 ag|fd-Ad f2 gf |edcB A2fg| afdf a2fa|gBBd g2 ag|fd-Ad gfec|d2f2d2:|]



GENERAL LONGSTREET'S [2]. American, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Despite some similarity with Frank Livingston's "General Longstreet's (1)", the tunes are not cognate. Confederate General James Longstreet was originally from South Carolina, as was fiddler Vernon Riddle (1935-2011, born in the upstate South Carolina mill village of Glendale).


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Recorded sources : - Field Recorded Collective FRC120, "Vernon Riddle: Old-Time Texas Style Fiddle" (2010)

See also listing at :
Hear Vernon's Riddle's field recording at Slippery Hill [1]



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