Green River March
X:1 T: Green River March N:Transcribed by John Hartford from the playing of fiddler Charlie N:Acuff (1919-2013, Union County, Tenn.), who learned it from the N:recording by Uncle Jim McCarroll and the Roane County Ramblers M:2/4 L:1/8 R:March B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 24, No. 3, Fall 1989 (p. 29) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D FG|A2 fe|d2 d>B|BG Bd|A2 FG|A2 fe |d2 cd| e2 e>f|e2 FG|A2 f/af/e/|d2 d>c|BG B/G/B/d/|A2 ef|g2 a(3f/g/f/| eAce|d2 d>d|d2||fg|a2 (3f/g/f/e|d2 d>c|(3B/c/B/G Bd| A2 fg|a2 fe|d2 cd|e>^d ef|e2 fg|a2 fe|d2 d>c| (3B/c/B/G Bd|A2 ef|g2 a(3f/g/f/|eAce|d2 d>d d2||
GREEN RIVER MARCH. American, (Slower) Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. An archaic-sounding tune from the playing of fiddler Uncle Jimmy McCarroll of the Roane County Ramblers. McCarroll was born in 1892, in Wheat, Anderson County, Tennessee, and was still playing in the 1970's. McCarroll, who claimed Cherokee ancestry, learned the tune from his grandmother, and family lore has it the tune originated on the Cherokee Trail of Tears.