Getting George Bush Upstairs
X:1 T:Getting George Bush Upstairs N:From the playing of Kentucky fiddler Perry Riley (1893-1986), recorded N:in the field in 1973 by Mark Wilson. M:C| L:1/8 N:AEae tuning D:Rounder Records 0376, Perry Riley - "Traditional Fiddle Music of Kentucky, vol. 1: Up the Ohio and Lickng Rivers" (1997) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/getting-george-bush-upstairs Z:Andrew Kuntz K:A +slide+[e3e3]f e2c2|[A2e2]ea ec3|+slide+[e3e3]f e2 c2|dcBA cA3| [M:C|]+slide+[e3e3]f e2c2|d2e2f2a2|+slide+b2af e2d2|1cABc +slide+[A4A4]:|2 [M:3/2]cABA A4 A3F|| [M:C|][D3F3] [DF][D2F2][DF][DF]|EC[CE]C [C2E2][C2E2] FEFG|[A3A3]A [A2A2][A2A2]| |:FD-D[DF] [D2F2][DF][DF]|[CE]C[CE]C [C2E2][C2E2] FEFG|1[A3A3] A [A2A2][A2A2]:|2 [A3A3][AA][A4A4]||
There weren’t hardly any other fiddlers around when I was growing up, only Perry Riley and he’d just come through every once in a while. He’s my second cousin on my mother’s side. He worked in West Virginia and Arkansas a lot and he’d go away and nobody would even know whether he was dead or alive. Once when I was a boy, it was fifteen years before we ever saw him again.
- Mark Wilson. Liner notes to Rounder Select CD 0376, "Up the Ohio and Licking Rivers", 1997.