Greasy String (3)

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X:1 T:Greasy String [3] M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:West Virginia Coon Hunters (1927, Victor 20862-A) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:g gag>e dB3|abag ed3|gage dB2A|[GB][G/B/][G/B/] B>B A G3| gag>e dB3|abag ed3|gage dB2A|[GB][G/B/][G/B/] B>B A G2A|| L:1/16 [G2B2]BB [G3B3]B d2 B4A2|[G2B2]BB [G3B3]B B2 A4A2|[G2B2]BB [G3B3]B d2 B4A2|[G2B2]BB [G3B3]B A2 G6| [G2B2]BB [G3B3]B d2 B4A2|[G2B2]BB [G3B3]B B2 A4A2|[G2B2]BB [G3B3]B d2 B4A2|[G2B2]BB [G3B3]B A2 G6||



GREASY STRING [3]. American, Reel (cut time). USA, West Virginia. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune was one of two (with "Your Blue Eyes Drive Me Crazy") recorded in Bristol, Tenn., in 1927 by the West Virginia Coon Hunters during Victor's famous "Bristol Sessions," in which several early country music pioneers were recorded (e.g. Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family). The output of the recording sessions is often credited for the breakout of commercially recorded country music beyond local or regional boundaries. "Greasy String" is credited to "W.B. Bayles" on the label of Victor 20862, but is a misspelling of the name of fiddler Wesley "Bane" Boyles, of Bluefield, West Virginia. See note for "Your Blue Eyes Drive Me Crazy" for more on the group and fiddler Boyles.

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Recorded sources: -Victor Records 20862-A (78 RPM), West Virginia Coon Hunters (1927).



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