Indian Ate the Woodchuck (2)

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X:1 T: Indian Ate a Woodchuck [2] N:From fiddler Ed Haley (1885-1951, Ashland, northeast Kentucky), from a N:1946 home recording by his son Ralph Haley M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Rounder 1131/1132, Ed Haley - "Forked Deer" (1997) D:x Z:Andrew Kuntz K:D f g^g|abaf defa|baba fefg|abaf dded|fded +slide+fefa| abaf defa|baba fefg|abaf dded|de d2 ddfa| abaf defd|faba fefg|abaf dfed|fded fefa| abaf defa|baba fefg|abae fded|ed-de d2|| e-f|dBAF EDFA|B-def e2d2|B-dAF E-DF2|A-Bde fd-de| dBAF EDFA|B-def edBc|dBAF E-D D2|A-Bde fd d2|| |:B2 {c}B2 {c}BAFE|[FA]-[AA][AA][AB] AFDE| [FA]-[AA][AA][AB] AFAB|defd eddA| +slide+B2 Bd BAFE| [FA]-[AA][AA][AB] AFDE|FGAc defd|1ed-de d2d2:|2 e[d2d2]e [df]||

INDIAN ATE THE WOODCHUCK [2]. American, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BCC'. John Hartford identifies the 'first strain' [i.e. the second strain in the transcription, above] as 'a cousin' to "Smith's Reel." Samuel Bayard collected a melody from southwestern Pennsylvania fiddlers John White and Samuel B. Losch in the 1930's whose first strain is similar to east Kentucky fiddler Ed Haley's second strain. White called his tune "Injun Et a Woodchuck", while Losch called his "Such a Gittin' Upstairs", although both titles were "floaters" according to Bayard. The tune is dissimilar to Mississippi fiddler Stephen B. Tucker's "Indian Eat the Woodpecker."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Ed Haley [1] (1883-1951, eastern Kentucky) [Milliner & Koken]. Haley was recorded at home by his son Ralph in 1946.

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; pp. 316-317.

Recorded sources : - Rounder RO-1131/1132, Ed Haley - "Forked Deer, vol. 1" (1997).

See also listing at :
Hear Ed Haley's 1946 home recording at Slippery Hill [2]

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