Grand River Whiskey

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X:1 T:Grand River Whiskey N:From fiddler Fonzy Kennemer (1918-1991, Canton, northwest Georgia), N:from a field recording by Tom Schaffer. M:C| L:1/8 N:ADae tuning (fiddle) Q:"Quick" D: Z:Andrew Kuntz K:D |:A,2-|A,2B,2D2DE|FEDE FEDD|A,2B,2D2 DE|FEDD A,4| A,2B,2D2DE|FEDE FEDD|A,2B,2A,2B,2 |1D4D2:|2D4D3|| |:A|d2f2a2a2|abaf e2d2|f2a2b2b2|bbbf e2d2| e2f2a2a2|abaf e2d2|fafe dBAd|1BAFE D3:|2 BAFE D2||

GRAND RIVER WHISKEY. American, Reel (cut or 2/4 time). D Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Grand River Whiskey" is from the repertoire of Canton, northwest Georgia, fiddler Alfonzo Ellis "Fonzy" Kennemur (1918-1991), who was recorded in the field by Tom Schaffer (the Kennemur spelling of his name, sometimes given as 'Kennemer', is engraved on his gravestone). Kennemur was a sometimes contestant at the Fiddler's Grove (N.C.) and Galax (Va.) festivals (coming in 3rd place in the over-50 category at the 1971 Fiddler's Grove contest, and 2nd place the following year). See "Humpback Mule" for a similar first (coarse) strain.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (The Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 253.

Recorded sources : - Global Village C-302, Snake Lips - "New York City's 1st Annual String Band Contest - 1984. "Poor Benny" (2007). Pilot Mountain Bobcats - "Dance by the Light of the Moon"

See also listing at :
Hear Fonzy Kennemur's field recording at Slippery Hill [1]

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