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HAWKS AND EAGLES. American, Reel (cut time). D Major (Brody, Silberberg): G Major (Spadaro). Standard, ADad or ADae tunings (fiddle). AABB. The source for the tune is fiddler Norman Edmonds and the Old Timers. Edmonds (1889-1976) was from Hillsville, southwest Virginia. Some have noticed similarities to "Nancy Blevins."

Source for notated version: Jane Rothfield [Phillips].

Printed sources: Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; pp. 132-133. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 61. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 59. Spadaro (10 Cents a Dance), 1980; p. 27.

Recorded sources: Field Recorders Collective FRC 302, "Norman Edmonds and the Old Timers, vol. 2" (2004). Front Hall FHR-023, Michaels, McCreesh & Campbell - "The Host of the Air" (1980). Kanawha 318, "Jimmy Edmonds and the Virginia Carolina Buddies" (1974. Jimmie is Norman's grandson). Rounder 0045, Highwoods String Band- "Dance All Night". Spring Fed Records SFR-DU 33002, Norman Edmonds - "Train on the Island" (1973).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Norman Edmonds' recording at Slippery Hill [2] and youtube.com [3]




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