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X:1 T:Good-Bye, Girls C:from a tape of Manco Snead N:Recorded 7/28/64 by Glenn Massey in Manco's home. N:^ in bar 3, line 2, indicates sharpened note. N:Hold in bar 1, line 4 played sometimes, sometimes not. Z:Joel Shimberg M:C L:1/8 K:AMix ABcA E3 D | CEDC A,4 |E2 F2 G2 G2 |ABAG E A3 | ABcA E3 D | CEDC A,4 |{C}A,G,A,B, =CDED |E2 [A2A2] A4 :| |:ABcd e2 (3ABc |defd g3 (3D/2E/2F/2 |/G2GB dedB | GBGB d2 cd | e3f Hg4 | e3d c2 (3BcB |ABAG EDCD |E[A3A3]A4 :||

GOODBYE GIRLS. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Western N.C. A Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. An idiosyncratic tune from the playing of North Carolina fiddler Manco Sneed (1885-1975), 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.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Susan Songer with Clyde Curley (Portland Collection vol. 3), 2015; p. 84.

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

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