Granny Went to Meeting with Her Old Shoes On

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X:1 T:Granny went to Meeting S:Lella Todd (Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D AB d2 fede|fed2 f2d2|AB d2 fede|fed2 B2A2:| |:AB d2 fede|fed2 f2a2|f2a2 afde|fed2 B2A2:||

GRANNY WENT TO MEETING WITH HER OLD SHOES ON. American. USA, Ky. D Major. Standard or ADae tuning (fiddle). AABB. Learned by the banjo playing Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Judd ("prosperous Kentucky farmers") around 1900. Apparently, says Titon (2001), it was a local tune known to only a few informants.

Granny went to meeting with her old shoes on,
She came back with a new pair on.

However, the similarly-titled tune by Mississppi fiddler Frank Kittrell, "Want to go to Meeting and Got No Shoes," is clearly related.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Lella Todd (Spout Springs, Estill County, Ky.) [Titon].

Printed sources : - Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 54, p. 85.

Recorded sources : - New World 226, Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Judd (et. al.) - "That's My Rabbit, My Dog Caught It: Traditional Southern Instrumental Styles" (1978. Recorded by Mark Wilson in the field in 1973). Rounder SS-0145, Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Judd - "Traditional Music on Rounder: A Sampler" (1981). Rounder 0394, Earl Thomas Jr. - "Kentucky Old-Time Banjo" (1999).

See also listing at :
Hear Lella Todd's field recording at Slippery Hill [1]

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