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X:2 T:Goin' Up Town M:2/4 L:1/8 S:Howdy Forrester, learned from Oscar Stone, transcribed by John Hartford B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 22, No. 4, Winter 1988 (p. 51) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D f/g/|a>^g a/g/a/g/|bagf|e>^d e/f/g/e/|B3 e/f/|g>f g/f/g/f/| ag (3f/g/f/ e/e/|1 d>c d/f/e/g/|f2 z:|2 cA/c/ B/A/c/A/|d3 D/E/|| |:F/A/B/F/ A/c/B/F/|A/c/B/F/ A(D|D/)F/B/F/ A/c/B/F/|A/cd/ c2||

GOING UP TOWN. AKA - "Going Uptown." American, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA' (Devil's Box): AB (Kuntz): AAB (Phillips). John Hartford's note given along with his transcription of the tune reads: "Oscar Stone added this part to 'Ragtime Annie (1)' (which it sounds like in the 'A' part) so, according to Howdy (Forrester, Nashville fiddler), he could claim it." See also "Avalon Quickstep" which is melodically similar in parts.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Tennessee fiddler Oscar Stone via Howdy Forester via John Hartford [The Devil's Box], Liz Slade (Yorktown, New York) [Kuntz], Pete Sutherland with the Arm and Hammer String Band (Vt.) [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Stephen F. Davis (The Devils Box), vol. 22, No. 4, Winter 1988, p. 51. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 57.

Recorded sources : - Brunswick 232 (78 RPM), 1928, Dr. Humphrey Bate and His Possum Hunters [1] (Nashville, Tenn.). Kicking Mule KM216, Arm and Hammer String Band - "New England Contra Dance Music" (1977). Marimac 9111, Dr. Humphrey Bate and His Possum Hunters (1928) - "Goin' Up Town: Old Time String Bands, vol. 2."

See also listing at :
Hear north Tennessee farmer and fiddler Sammie Dwyer's 1972 field recording at Berea Sound Archives [2]

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