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HALF PAST FOUR. Old-Time, Breakdown. 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."

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

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 vol 2 - "Grey Eagle". 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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