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X:1 T: Hunky Dory [1] M:C| L:1/8 K:D AG|F2D2 DFAd|B2[G2B2][E3B3]([EB]|[G2B2][E2B2]) EGAG|[F2A2]



HUNKY DORY. American, Reel. 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."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Frankie McWhorter [Phillips]

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

Recorded sources : - New World 226, Alva Greene - "That's My Rabbit, My Dog Caught It: Traditional Southern Instrumental Styles" (1978. Various artists). 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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