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HICKMAN COUNTY. AKA - "Hoedown in Hickman County." Bluegrass, Breakdown. USA. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Composed by bluegrass fiddler Paul Warren (1918-1978), born and raised in Hickman County, Tennessee. He won renown through his long, fifteen year association with Flatt and Scruggs, but never recorded a solo album. He entered the Army in 1942 and survived capture and two years in a German POW camp, where legend has it that he entertained the guards by playing “Under the Double Eagle,” a tune of German origin.

Source for notated version: Kenny Baker [Brody]; Paul Warren [Phillips].

Printed sources: Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 134. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1994; p. 111.

Recorded sources: County 730, Kenny Baker- "Baker's Dozen" (1971). CMH 6237, Paul Warren- "America's Greatest Breakdown Fiddle Player."

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