Getting Up the Stairs

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X:1 T:Getting up the Stairs N:From the playing of fiddler Clyde Davenport (Ky.) N:Davenport (b. 1921) was born in Blue Hole Hollow, near Mt. Pisgah on the N:Cumberland Plateau in south-central Kentucky, not far from the border with N:Tennessee. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEae or GDgd tuning (fiddle) Q:"Quick." D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/getting-stairs D:Field Recorders Collective FRC 104, "Clyde Davenport, vol. 2" (2005) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A |:{B}ABcd efed|cABG [A,3E3]A-|c(ABA) A2AA|c(ABA) [A,3E3]A| c(ABA) A2AA|1c(ABA) [A,4E4]:|2c(ABA) A2 AA|{B}ABcd efed| cABG [A,4E4]||:ABcd e4|e(fae) fedf|edcA d2[df]d| e2 ef afed||1cABA A2A2:|2cABG [A,4E4]||



GETTING UP THE STAIRS. American, Reel (cut or 2/4 time). A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Some similarities to Edden Hammond's "Sugar in the Gourd." The tune was used in the 1991 film Doc Hollywood, starring Michael J. Fox, as part of the soundtrack.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Clyde Davenport (b. 1921, Wayne County, Ky.) [Milliner & Koken].

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 235.

Recorded sources: -County Records 786, Clyde Davenport - "Gettin' Up The Stairs: Traditional Music From The Cumberland Plateau Volume 1" (1986). Field Recorders Collective, FRC104 - "Clyde Davenport, Vol. 2" (2005).



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