Annotation: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 wikipedia: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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