George Holland's Tune

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X:1 T:George Holland's Tune T:Loved His Wife as well as Anybody N:A version of "Sally Goodin". N:From the playing of W.L. "Jake" Phelps (1885-1977, Pea Ridge, Todd N:County, southwest Ky.), recorded in 1973 in the field by Bruce Greene. N:Phelp's source, George Holland, called the tune "Loved His N:Wife as well as Anybody." M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Moderately Quick" D: D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G +slide+g2d2d2d2|gged Bd3|g2e2 d2 BA|GBAG EG3:| +slide+[G2B2]+slide+[G2B2]+slide+([G3B3]A)|GBAG EGG2|+slide+[G2B2]+slide+[G2B2]+slide+[G2B2](BA)|GBAG EG3||

GEORGE HOLLAND'S TUNE. AKA - "Loved His Wife as well as Anybody." American, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "George Holland's Tune" was in the repertory of farmer and fiddler William Lee "Jake" Phelps (1885-1977) of Pea Ridge, near Elkton, Holland County, southwest Kentucky. Phelps told collector Bruce Greene, who visited him in 1973, that African-American fiddler Holland himself had called the tune "Loved His Wife as well as Anybody." The reel is a version of the better-known "Sally Goodin." Phelps was also recorded by collector D.K. Wilgus and Yvonne Gregory in August, 1965.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 229.

See also listing at :
Hear Jake Phelps 1973 field recording by Bruce Greene at Slippery Hill [1] and Berea Sound Archives [2]

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