I've Got a Grandpa

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X:1 T:I've got a Grandpa N:From the playing of Alva Greene (1894-1976, Sandy Hook, Elliot N:County, Ky.,), recorded in the field in 1973 by Chris Delaney M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Quick" N:AEae tuning (fiddle) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/ive-got-grandpa Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G a2 ab a2g2|g2 ga g2d2| a2 ab a2gd|edBA G4| a2 ab abaf|g2 ga g2dg| a2 ab a2gd|edBA G3|| B|edd2 d2Bd|eddB G3B|e2d2 BAGE|DG2G G3B| ed d2d2g2|edBA G2g2|{a}g2d2 BAGE|DGGG G3||



I'VE GOT A GRANDPA. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Kentucky. A Dorian. G Major (fiddle). AB. Jeff Titon (2001) describes this tune as a variant of "Barlow Knife (1)." The tune starts off in A modal, but the first strain cadences resolve to the key of 'G' and the entire second strain is in 'G' major. These lyrics were sometimes sung to the tune, according to Mark Wilson:

I've got a grandpa, bless his old soul;
All he wants is a peter in the hole.

Alva Greene


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Alva Greene (Sandy Hook, Elliot County, northeast Ky., 1973) [Titon].

Printed sources : - Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 71, p. 101.

Recorded sources : - Rounder 0376, Alva Greene (et al) - "Traditional Fiddle Music of Kentucky, vol. 1: Up the Ohio and Licking Rivers" (1997).

See also listing at :
Hear Alva Greene's recording at Slippery Hill [1]



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