I am Gonna Marry that Pretty Little Girl

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X:1 T:I am gonna Marry that Pretty Little Girl S:The Sweet Brothers (near Galax, Va.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Sweet Brothers (1928), unissued by Gennett Records F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/i-am-gonna-marry-pretty-little-girl Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G Bc|d2 dc BABc| dBAc B2(Bc|d2) (dcB2) B2|dBAA G2(Bc| d)edc BABc|dBAc B2 ((3B/c/d/|d)edc BABc|dBAA G2|| D2-|D2ED GDGG|[DA]GAc B2D2-|D2ED G2G2|BdAF G2D2-| D2ED GDGG|[DA]GBc B2 ((3B/c/^c/|d2)((3d/^c/=c/ B2)B2|dBAA G2|| +slide+[d4g4]+slide+[d4g4]|+slide+b3a g4|g2ga g2e2|dBAA G4| [d2g2][d2g2][d4g4]|+slide+b3a g4|g2ga g2e2|dBAA G4|]



I AM GONNA MARRY THAT PRETTY LITTLE GIRL. American, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCC'. Recorded by the Galax, Virginia, area band The Sweet Brothers in July, 1928, in Richmond, Indiana, their only recording session. The band consisted of Herbert and Earl Sweet (fiddle and banjo) along with Ernest Stoneman (guitar), whom they had met at a few years earlier a fiddlers' convention in Elizabethton, Tennessee. The brothers were originally from Washington County, but moved to Grayson County for some time, before finally settling in Pennsylvania. The cut (an instrumental with some square dance calls) was rejected by the Gennett Record company and was not issued, but does appear on reissue albums.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Sweet Brothers (Galax, Virginia) [Milliner & Koken].

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 308.

Recorded sources: -Indiana Univ. Dept. of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Sweet Brothers - "Round the Heart of Old Galax, vol. 1" (1981).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear the Sweet Brothers 1928 recording at Slippery Hill [2] and on youtube.com [3].



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