Headwaters of Tygart
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HEADWATERS OF TYGART. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, northeastern Kentucky. G Major. Standard or ADae tunings (fiddle). AABB. Tygart's Creek is in Carter and Greenup Counties in northeast Kentucky. The watercourse was named after an early explorer, Michael Tygart. The creek is nowadays a favorite for canoe trips, it is commonly known as the 'Tiger' in the region. The Keibler Brothers, at one time well-known fiddlers around Portsmouth, Ohio, played a tune called "Headwaters of Tygart" which John Hartford beleives may have sounded like Ed Hayley's "No Corn on Tygart" [notes to Rounder 1131/1132, 1997].
Source for notated version: Roger Cooper (Garrison, Lewis County, Ky.), learned from Joe Stamper and Abe Keibler. [Titon].
Printed sources: Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 58, p. 89.
Recorded sources: Berea College Appalachian Center AC007, Roger Cooper - "Snakewinder" (1993).
See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources