In the Woodpile (1)

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IN THE WOODPILE [1]. AKA and see "Nigger in the Woodpile (2)," "Cotton Patch." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, north Georgia. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Dan Emmet, the famous 19th century minstrel songster, wrote a piece utilizing this title in 1845, which may have either coined the expression or merely employed it. See also related tunes "Pigtown Fling," "Wild Horse" and "Stony Point." ").

Source for notated version: The Skillet Lickers (north Georgia) [Brody].

Printed sources: Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 140.

Recorded sources: County 506, The Skillet Lickers – "Old Time Tunes" (appears as "N....r in the Woodpile"). County 544, The Skillet Lickers – "Georgia Fiddle Bands, vol. 2" (appears as "The Cotton Patch"). County 724, Benny Thomasson – "Country Fiddling" (appears as "N....r in the Woodpile").

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear the Skillet Lickers recording at the Internet Archive [2]




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