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X:1 T:Indian Squaw [1] S:Ed Haley (1885-1951, eastern Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 N:GDad tuning (fiddle) D:Rounder 1131/1132, Ed Haley F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G {B}d2[dd][de] [dd][de][d=f][dd]| (e=f)dBc2 d2|Bdde dBGB|AG2A (BA)Bc| [d3d3]e [d3=f3](d|e2)d/B/ c3A|BGAF GABG|D2E>F G2BA| {B}d2de de=fd|(e=f)dB c2c2|Bdde dBGB|AGEF G2BA| (Bd)de de=fd|e=fdB c2dc|BGAF GABG|D2 EF G2|| c2|BGAF G2c2|BGAB E2c2|BGAF GABG|AG2A G2c2| BGAF GBdc|BGAB E2cA|BGAF GABG|DG(EF) G2cA| BGAF GABG|ABAA E2c2|BGAc GABG|D2 Bc d2c2| BGAF GABG|D2BA GABc|| P:1st part of 1st strain, directly after the 2nd strain: d3e[d3=f3](d|e3)d c4|Bdde dBGB|AG3 GABc| [d4d4]de=fd|e=fed c2dc|BGAF GABG|DGEF G2||etc.

INDIAN SQUAW [1]. AKA - "Indian Girl." American, Reel (cut time). G Major. GDad (fiddle). AB (Titon/Greene): ABC (Titon/Haley). Source Alva Greene's version is a simplified and somewhat distanced version of Ed Haley's "Indian Squaw," which Greene may have learned it directly from the influential fiddler. There is some difference of opinion: Titon believes Greene's piece is a version of Haley's "Indian Squaw" tune, while John Hartford and Mark Wilson independently write that it is more similar to Haley's "Indian Nation (2)."
Alva Greene, fiddle
The differing opinions may also be the result of listening to two different field recordings of Greene playing the tune--Wilson himself recorded Greene for Rounder 0376, while Titon's version was notated from Chris Delaney's 1973 field recording. It was a showcase piece for Haley (born in Hart's Creek, W.Va, lived near Ashland, Ky.), who was the only fiddler to record the 'C' part, which is thought to be original with him.
Ed Haley

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; pp. 320-321. Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; Nos. 69A & 69B, p. 98.

Recorded sources : - Carryon Records 007, The Renegades - "I Need to Find" (appears as "Indian Girl"). Rounder 0361, Bruce Molsky - "Lost Boy" (1996). Rounder 0376, Alva Greene (et al) - "Traditional Fiddle Music of Kentucky, vol. 1: Up the Ohio and Licking Rivers" (1997). Rounder CD 1131/1132, Ed Haley - "Forked Deer" (1997). VT-2003, Rhys Jones, Jeff Miller, Jim Nelson - "Mississippi Square Dance, vol. 2" (2004). Yodel-Ay-Hee 003, "Dirk Powell and John Hermann" (1992). Reed Island Rounders - "Goin' Home" (2002).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Ed Haley's version at Slippery Hill [2]
Hear Alva Greene's version at Slippery Hill [3]

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