X:1 T:Hogskin T:Hog Skin N:From the playing of fiddler and banjo player Effie Pierson (1902-1981, Owsley N:County, eastern Ky.), recorded in the field by John Harrod in May, 1979 M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Quick" D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/3998 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C (A,B,|SC2)[E2c2]- [E2c2]G2|ABcd c2[D2A2]-|[D2B2]d2 dedc|Bcde d3(B,| C2)[E2c2]- [E2c2]G2|ABcd [E4c4]|A-B2d BAGB|AGED C4|| +slide+[e4e4]c4|(G4 [G2c2])- [G2c2][Gc]-|[G2c2]a2 ageg|age(B [G4c4])| +slide+[e4e4]c4|(G4 [G2c2])- [G2c2][Gc]-|[G2c2]a2 ageg|age(B [G4c4])|[e4e4]c4|C6(CS||
HOGSKIN. AKA - "Hog Skin." American, Reel (cut time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB'. A 'crooked' (irregular meter) tune. The tune was collected from fiddlers (Paul Goodman, Effie Pierson) in Owsley County, eastern Kentucky, in the mid-1970's. In 2010, Osley County, in the coalfield region, had the dubious distinction of being the poorest in the nation, in terms of income per household, with the second-highest level of child poverty of any county in the United States.