Going Down the Lee Highway

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GOING DOWN THE LEE HIGHWAY. AKA and see "Lee Highway Blues." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; N.C., Tenn. Roy Parker states this tune was composed by fiddler G.B. Grayson in the back of guitarist Henry Whitter's Model T Ford as it chugged down US 11 (Lee Highway) on the way to the Memphis recording session. However, it has also been attributed to fiddler James ("Uncle Jimmy" or "Fiddlin' Jim") McCarroll of the Roane County Ramblers [1]. See also the similar "Down Home Blues."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Victor 23565 (78 RPM), G.B. Grayson (N.C./Tenn.)& Henry Whitter (1929).




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