Hog Went Through the Fence Yoke and All (The)

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HOG WENT THROUGH THE FENCE, YOKE AND ALL(, THE). Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Kentucky. A Major. AEae, ADae or GDgd tuning (fiddle). AB. Source Luther Strong (1892-1962) was recorded by Alan and Elizabeth Lomax for the Library of Congress in October, 1937, in Hazard, Kentucky. As researcher Stephen Wade writes, Strong was in jail the the day that Alan and Elizabeth Lomax knocked on his house door in Buckhorn, Kentucky, hoping to find him in. His daughter answered, but was reticent to say that he had spent the night in the local jail for public drunkenness. Finally the truth emerged and Lomax drove to Hazard where he bailed Strong out and set up the session at a nearby hotel, but not before Strong sent the recorder out for a pint of liquor to ease his hangover. Strong recorded twenty-nine exceptional tunes for the Lomaxs that day, on a borrowed fiddle and in the presence of his mentor, sometime teacher and sometime fiddle-contest competitor, fiddler Bev Baker.

Jeff Titon (2001) says that although Strong was the sole source for the tune, it is related to the widespread variants of "Cluck Old Hen (1)."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Luther Strong (Hazard, Perry County, Ky., 1937) [Titon].

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 297. Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 62, p. 92.

Recorded sources: -One Man Records, Don Pedi - "Hog Went Through the Fence Yoke and All" (1995). Yazoo 2014, Luther Strong (et al) - "The Music of Kentucky, vol. 2" (1995).

See also listing at:
Hear Luther Strong's 1937 LOC version at Juneberry 78's [1]
Hear Luther Strong's 1937 recording at Berea Digital Content [2] [3]



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