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X:1 T: Heel Flies (2) C: N:From the playing of Gary Lee Moore. The tune originally appeared in the N:Evergreen Fiddler Tunebook Volume II, published by the Washington State Old N:Time Fiddlers Association in 2006, currently out of print. Z:Stuart Williams, abc's by V.T. Williams M:C| K:D (3A,B,C|"D"D2FE DEFB|"G"A2F3E FE|"D"DEFE DEFD|"A7"B,2A,4B,C| "D"D2FE DEFA|"G"(B^AB)c dcde|"A7"fafe dBAG|"D"F2D4:| |:de|"D"f2df edBc|"G"dBAFD2de|"D"fafe dfed|"Bm"BAB4de| "D"f2df edBc|"G"dBAFD2DE|"A7"FA2B AFDB,|"D"A,CDED2:|

HEEL FLY [2]. AKA and see "Get Out of the Way of the Heelfly." American, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is in the repertoire of Texas-style fiddler Gary Lee Moore (now resident of Seattle), who had it from Texas fiddler Dale Morris. Morris's title was "Get Out of the Way of the Heelfly." The heel fly is also known as the common cattle grub, and, more colloquially, warble fly, bomb fly and gad fly. It is a parasitic insect preying on cattle, whose larvae burrow under the skin of the animal and thence to the organs where they mature for nearly a year until they emerge from the host's back. Their predations cause cattle to run wildly with their tails in the air, an activity known as 'gadding'.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Carthy Sisco [Silberberg]; fiddler Gary Lee Moore (Seattle, Washington, originally from Oklahoma) [Williams].

Printed sources : - Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 60. Stuart Williams (The Evergreen Fiddler, vol. II), 2006; p. 19.

Recorded sources : - Voyager Records VRCD 349, Lee Stripling - "Hogs Picking Up Acorns" (2000).

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