Going Up to Hamburg

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X:1 T:Goin' up to Hamburg M:C| L:1/8 F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/goin-hamburg D:Library of Congress, AFS 02999 B2, John Hatcher (1939) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G (_B-|=B2) AG E2E2|GGAG E2E2|{_B}=B2 AG E2E2|GG+slide+BG D2D2| B2 AG E2E2|GGAG E2E2|{_B}=B2 AG E2E2|GG+slide+BG D2D2|| B2 Ad B2d2|e2g2e2g2|g2 ed B2d2|edBA G4-| GBAd B2d2|e2g2e2g2|g2 ed B2d2|edBA G4| +slide+[e8e8]|[e2e2][B4B4]||



GOING UP TO HAMBURG. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Mississippi. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). Tom Rankin (1985) reports that the tune is local to the northern Mississippi area. The title refers to a locale on the Tennessee River, just across the state line from Mississippi in Hardin County, Tennessee. Rankin thinks the melody may have begun as a holler and evolved into a fiddle tune, citing the tune's almost unison following of the vocal line.

Well Shane
Going up to Hamburg, pretty little lady,
Going up to Hamburg, yes I am;
Going up to Hamburg, pretty little lady,
Going up to Hamburg to get me a dram.


Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: -Library of Congress, AFS 02999B2, John Hatcher (1939). Mississippi Department of Archives and History AH-002, John Hatcher (Tishomingo County, Miss.) - "Great Big Yam Potatoes: Anglo-American Fiddle Music from Mississippi" (1985. Originally recorded for the Library of Congress in 1939).

See also listing at:
Hear John Hatcher's 1939 recording at Slippery Hill [1]



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