Green Corn

Find traditional instrumental music
Jump to: navigation, search

Back to Green Corn


GREEN CORN. AKA - "Hot Corn, Cold Corn." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; West Virginia, the Ozarks. GCgd tuning (fiddle). The tune was recorded for the Library of Congress by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph from Ozark Mountain fiddlers in the early 1940's. The tune is also played in the key of A Major. John Hartford (2001) says, "Dr. Gray played this on the fiddle and the banjo, and Dough Dillard says this is the first tune he learned to pick on the banjo." Dr. Jimmy Gray played the fiddle in contests in the great Jefferson City radio fiddle conventions.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Rice (Correct Method for Banjo), 1858; p. 19.

Recorded sources: Augusta Heritage Recordings AHR-004C, Harvey Sampson and the Big Possum String Band – "Flat Foot in the Ashes" (1986/1994. Learned by Clay County, W.Va., fiddler Harvey Sampson {b. 1909} from his father and from Noah Cottrell, Calhoun County, W.Va.). Rounder 0442, John Hartford – "Hamilton Ironworks" (2001).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]




Back to Green Corn