Annotation:Going Down in Town (2)

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X:1 T:Going Down Town [2] T:Lynchburg Town N:From the playing of fiddler Wilson Douglas N:(1922-1999, central W.Va.) M:C| L:1/8 D:Brandywine - Wilson Douglas - "Musicians of Clay County" (1975) D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G _B2-|=BGB(_B =B3)A| B[G2B2]B [G2B2](_B2|=B2)BB c2B2|A3A A2A2-| c2cc +slide+[e3e3]d|edBA G4|+slide+d2dd BGA2|G3G G2[G2_B2]-| [G2=B2]BA +slide+B3A|G3G G2[G_B]-|[G2=B2]BA c2B2|+slide+[A3A3]A [A2A2]A-c-| c2cc +slide+[e3e3]d|edBA G3B|d2d2cA[F2A2] |G3G G2:|| (f2|g2)gf fdee|B[G2B2][GB] [G2B2](f2|g2)gg ffee|[d3f3][df][d2f2]| (f2|g2)gg fdee|B[G2B2][GB] [G2B2] Bc| d2dd cDF2|G3G G2||

GOING DOWN IN TOWN [2]. AKA - "Git Along Down to Town," "Going Downtown." AKA and see "Lynchburg Town." American, Reel (cut time). A Major or G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Wilson Douglas sang to the first strain:

I'm going downtown
I'm going downtown,
I'm going down to Lynchburg town,
Pick my tobaccer down.

Tobaccer's selling good this year,
A dollar-and-a-half a pound;
Leave me a knife, to cut it with,
And a man tote it around.

I'm gonna get some sticks and rocks,
To build my chimney higher;
Keep that ornery old tom cat
From puttin' out the fire.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Melvin Wine (West Virginia) [Silberberg].

Printed sources : - Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 52.

Recorded sources: -

See also listing at:
Hear Wilson Douglas's 1975 Brandywine performance of the tune at Slippery Hill [1]

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