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X:1 T:Honeysuckle [1] N:From the playing of Charlie Poole (1892-1931, Franklinville, North Carolina) N:and guitarist Roy Harvey (1892-1958, Greenville, Monroe County, southeastern W.Va.), N:with fiddler Odell Smith (1908-1959). Only Poole and Harvey are credited on the N:label, however. M:C| L:1/8 D:Columbia 15615-D (78 RPM), Charlie Poole & Roy Harvey (1930) D:County 540, "Charlie Pooke and the North Carolina Ramblers, vol. 4" D:County CO-CD-3508, Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers - "Oldtime D:Songs, vol. 2" D:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkW87LTfnz4 D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/honeysuckle Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:C ef|gage gage|gage gag2|cdcA cdcA|G2G2-G2 ef| gage gage|gage gage|d2fb- bfa2|g6 ef| gage gage|gage gag2|cdcA cdcA|G2G2-G2 ef| gefg ecdB|cGAE GGEF|GA-Bc ec d2|c6:| |:(3ef^f|g2^fg- gfga|g2 e2-eded|c2c2dcAc|G2 G2-G2 e^f| g2^fg- gfga|g2e2-edc^c|d2c'2b2a2|g2g2-g=fef| g2^fg- gfga|g2 e2-ed-ed|c2c2dcAc|G2 G2-GF-EF| G2 cc ecdB|ccAc G2E-F|G2 cd ecdB|c2c2-c2:|



HONEYSUCKLE [1]. AKA - "Honeysuckle Rag," "Honeysuckle Blues." American, Country Rag. USA, North Carolina. "Honeysuckle" was recorded by the North Carolina string band Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers in New York in January, 1930. For that particular recording date the group consisted of Poole (1892-1931) on vocals and banjo, guitarist and singer Roy Harvey (1892-1958) and fiddler Odell Smith (1908-1959). The record label credits Poole and Harvey, but not Smith.

The tune title is sometimes confused with a ragtime piece called "Honeysuckle Rag," composed in 1911 by George Botsford (1874-1949), famous as for his numerous ragtime compositions and as a bandleader. However Botsford's worthy composition (which begins in 'G' minor) is musically unrelated.


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Recorded sources : - Columbia 15615-D (78 RPM), Charlie Poole & Roy Harvey (1930). County 540, "Charlie Pooke and the North Carolina Ramblers, vol. 4." County CO-CD-3508, Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers - "Oldtime Songs, vol. 2." Folkways FWO 2435, The Southern Ramblers - "Galax, Virginia Old Fiddler's Convention" (1964). Fretless FR 160, The Double Decker String Band - "Sentimental Songs and Old-Time Melodies" (1981).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear the North Carolina Ramblers' 1930 recording at youtube.com [[2]] and Slippery Hill [[3]]



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