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HUNKY DORY. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Ky. A Major (Greene): D Major (Phillips). AEae or Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The late fiddler Alva Greene (of Sandy Hook, eastern Ky.) learned the melody from his uncle, Jimmy Greene. The word 'hunky-dory' dates from the mid-19th century and means 'satisfactory' or 'fine' (Mark Wilson). There appears to be no relation to Abe Holzman's 1900 cakewalk called "Hunky Dory."

Source for notated version: Frankie McWhorter [Phillips]

Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1994; p. 116.

Recorded sources: Recorded Anthology of American Music (1978) - "Traditional Southern Instrumental Styles." Rounder SS-0145, Alva Greene - "Traditional Music on Rounder: A Sampler" (1981). Rounder Heritage Series 1166-11592-2, Alva Greene (et al) - "The Art of Traditional Fiddle" (2001).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]

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