Going Down to Town (1)

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GOING DOWN (TO) TOWN [1]. AKA and see "Monkey Show." Old-Time, Breakdown. The tune, according to Guthrie Meade (1980), dates back to pre-Civil War days. Played by M.Y. Robinson (Dunwoody, Ga.), at a 1913 Atlanta, Ga., fiddlers contest. Kentucky fiddler H.L. Bandy recorded a version as "Monkey Show" in 1928 for Gennett.

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