Hell Amongst the Yearlings (2)

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HELL AMONG THE YEARLINGS [2]. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Texas. A Minor/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Not related to "Hell Amongst the Yearlings (1)", but a variation of "Cattle in the Cane (1)." Texas fiddler Eck Robertson, recorded by Mike Seegar in 1963 called the tune "Hell Among the Yearlings", although this may be a confusion of titles with one of the alternate names of "Cattle in the Cane" (of which this is a version). This latter tune is also called "Yearlings in the Canebrake", and perhaps the word 'yearlings' was retained in memory, but was recalled in the wrong title.

Source for notated version: Eck Robertson (Texas) [Old Time Herald].

Printed sources: Old Time Herald, vol. 3, No. 5, Fall 1992, p. 32.

Recorded sources: County 202, "Eck Robertson: Famous Cowboy Fiddler."




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