Golden Chain Tree
X:1 T:Golden Chain Tree S:Taylor Kimble (1892-1979, Laurel Fork, Carroll County, southwest Virginia) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEae tuning (fiddle) D:Field Recorders Collective FRC 106, The Kimble and Wagoner Families (2006) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/golden-chain-tree Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A [e2e2]- |[M:2/4][ee]c ea|[M:C|] f2 (ef-) fefg| afed cde2 |f2 e(f f)e fg | a6 ag|f2ef- ff a2| efed cABc|A2B2 cB A2|F4- FEFG|| AGA2c4-|c2 cd e4-|e(ef2) A3c| F6 FG| A2A2 +slide+c3B|c2 cd ed+slide+c2| (=c^c)B2 A4-|A6||
GOLDEN CHAIN TREE. American, Air (cut time). A Major (Taylor Kimble): G Major. AEae or GDgd tuning (fiddle). An instrumental adaptation of the Child ballad "Merry Golden Tree (The)" and "Golden Vanity (The)" [Roud 122, Child 286], from the playing of Taylor and Stella Kimble of Laurel Fork, Carroll County, southwest Virginia. 'Golden Chain Tree' is a mondegreen (i.e. a garbled version) of the name 'Golden Vanity'. The ballad is an early one, collected in London in the 17th century by Samuel Pepys under the title "Sir Walter Raleigh Sailing in the Lowlands."