Hop Light Ladies
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HOP LIGHT, LADIES. AKA and see "Hop High Ladies," "Hop High Ladies the Cake's All Dough," "Did You Ever See the Devil Uncle Joe?," "Uncle Joe," "Walk Light Ladies," "Walk Jaw Bone (1)," "Green Mountain (1)," "Billy Boy (2)," "Cake's All Dough (The)," "Miss McLeod's Reel (1)," "Miss MacLeod's Reel (1)," "Run Here Johnny There's a Bug Done Got on Me." USA; known in parts of Virginia (esp. Patrick County) and Tennessee under this title, and by Alabama fiddler D. Dix Hollis (1861-1927), who considered it one of "the good old tunes of long ago" (as mentioned in the Opelika Daily News of April 17th, 1926). Also played under this title by J.B. Crenshaw (Covington, Ga.) at a 1913 Atlanta, Ga., fiddlers' contest, and it is mentioned in reports of the De Kalb County (Alabama) Annual (Fiddlers) Conventions 1926-31. Under this title the tune was recorded in the field by Alan Lomax in 1941 from the playing of legendary Galax, Va., fiddler Emmett Lundy (1864-1953), and recorded commercially by Steppville, Alabama, fiddler J.C. Glasscock (for the Gennett label, though it was unissued). The title appears in a list of traditional Ozarks Mountains fiddle tunes (as does its alternate, "Hop High Ladies") compiled by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph, published in 1954. A version played by elderly Franklin County, Georgia, banjoist Mabel Cawthorn was called "Run Here, Johnny, There's a Bug Done Got on Me."