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GOODBYE GIRLS. Old-Time. USA, Western N.C. D Major. An idiosyncratic tune from the playing of North Carolina fiddler Manco Sneed, a member of the Cherokee Indian tribe. He resided in Cherokee, N.C., in the Great Smoky Mountain region not far from Asheville, a town that is the administrative center of the Cherokee Indian Reservation. The 'A' part sounds similar to the folk-song "Leatherwing Bat" according to Mike Yates. "Goodbye Girls, I'm Going to Boston" is an unrelated tune with a similar title.

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Recorded sources: Venerable Records, Andy Cahan - "Hits From the Mountains" (learned from Cherokee, N.C., fiddler Manco Sneed).




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