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X:1 T:Half Past Four M:C| L:1/8 N:AEae tuning. Play "as if" in standard notation, position and tuning. S:Bruce Molsky, based on Ed Haley's version. Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A (3efg | a2 ab aecA | defd ecAe | a2 ab aecA | defg a2 ef | =gaba gfge | defd efed | c2 AB cABA | FABF A2 :| |: [G,D][G,E]| [G2A2] [Ae>]c d2 c2 | {B/c/}BAFA BcdB | Acec dAcA | B F2 D A2 [G2,D2] | [G2A2] [Ae>]c d2 c2 | {B/c/}BAFA Bc d2 | [e3e3] [e2e2] [ef] ec | B F2 D [A2A2] :||

HALF PAST FOUR. American, Reel (whole or cut time). USA; Kentucky, West Virginia. A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). The same tune was recorded in the mid-20th century by Edden Hammonds (Pochontas County, West Virginia) who called it "Paddy on the Turnpike (1)." Paul Mitchell suggests that Henry Reed's "Granny" (on the Hollow Rock String Band LP) is a corrupt or undeveloped version of "Half Past Four." Braxton County, West Virginia, fiddler Wilson Douglas played the tune under the title "Paddy on the Pike."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (The Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 280.

Recorded sources : - Copper Creek CCCD 0199, James Leva - "Memory Theatre." Rounder CD0421, Bruce Molsky - "Big Hoedown" (1997. Learned from a recording by Ed Haley, Ashland, Ky.). Rounder 1133, Ed Haley - "Grey Eagle, vol. 2" (1997). John Johnson - "Strange Creek Fiddling 1947" (the tune is mislabled as "Grey Eagle").

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

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