Higgins' Farewell

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X:1 T:Higgins' Farewell N:From the playing of Street Butler (1904-1977, Elkton, Todd County, N:southwest Kentucky), recorded in the field by Bruce Greene, 1976. N:Drone strings throughout. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:ADae tuning (fiddle). Lots of droning, esp. in N:the second part. Q:"Quick" D:Meriweather 1001, Street Butler - "I Kind of Believe it's a Gift" (1975) D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/1177 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D z(d/c/|A2) FE [A,4D4]|A2 FE [A,4D4]|A2d2 cB A2|[E4A4][E4A4]| [FA]-[G3A3] [G3A3]A-|c2e2[A4e4]|cBA2 B2c2|[M:3/2][D4d4][D4d4]:| |:[D2A2][D2d2] |[M:C|]{e}[A3f3]f f2e2|d4 d2f2|{e}g2f2e2d2|[M:3/2]B3B B4 c2e2| f-g3 g2a2|g4 g2e2|c2A2B2c2|[M:3/2]d4d4:|



HIGGINS' FAREWELL. American, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Higgins' Farewell" was in the repertoire of fiddler Street Butler (1904-1977), of Elkton, Todd County,
southwest Kentucky, who was recorded in the field in 1976 by musician and folklorist Bruce Greene. Guitarist Merle Travis recorded an instrumental titled "Higgins Farewell" on his c. 1960 LP "The Coonhunters, featuring Merle Travis," perhaps the same tune. See also the related "Lady of the Lake."


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Recorded sources : - Meriweather 1001, Street Butler - "I Kind of Believe it's a Gift" (1975. Various artists)


See also listing at :
Hear Street Butler's 1976 field recording by Bruce Greene at Berea Sound Archives [https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/1177 ]



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