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X:1 T:Indian Nation [2] N:From the playing of Burl Hammons (1905-1993, Pocahotas County, W.Va.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:GDad tuning (fiddle) N:Hammons consistently plays the 'c' note in the last measure of each line N:in between a natural and a sharp, going to sharp sometimes. Elsewhere, he N:plays the 'c' notes as natural. D:Augusta Heritage Recordings 017, "The Fiddling of Burl Hammons" (1995) D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G DFAB G2[G2B2]|ABAB c2c2|DFAB G2G2|"*"AcBA G2[G2B2]| DFAB G2[G2B2]|AcAB c2c2|d2 de d2 cB |AcBA (G2[G2B2])|| d3e d2B2|G2BB A2G2|B-dde d2B2|AcBA G2Bd| d2ded2BA|[M:3/2][G2B2]{B}c-B A2 [F2A2]B4|[M:C|]d2 de d2 Bc|AcBA G2 [G2B2]| P:Substitutions "*"A^cBA G2[G2B2]||

INDIAN NATION [2]. American, Reel (cut time). G Major. GDad or DDad tunings (fiddle). AA'BB'. A vague resemblance in the 'A' part to "Indian Nation (1)." Rather more similarity to Kentucky fiddler Alva Greene's "Indian Squaw (1)." See also the related "Inch Along," "Nigger Inch Along" and "Johnny Inchin' Along."
Burl Hammons

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Bruce Molsky [Phillips]; Burl Hammons, c. 1970 [Milliner & Koken].

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 320. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 118.

Recorded sources : - Augusta Heritage Records AHR 017, "The Diller Collection, Vol. 1, Old Time Music of Pocahontas County: The Fiddling of Burl Hammons." June Appal 0067, Roan Mountain Hilltoppers - "Seedtime on the Cumberland" (1992). Marimac 9038, Dan Gellert & Brad Leftwich - "A Moment in Time" (1993. Learned from Walt Koken). Rounder CD 0397, Scott Nygaard - "Dreamer's Waltz" (1996). Rounder CD 0371, Mac Bendord and the Woodshed All-Stars - "Willow" (1996. Learned from Walt Koken, who had it from West Virginia's Hammons Family).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Burl Hammons version at Slippery Hill [2]

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