Indian Squaw (2)

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X:1 T:Indian Squaw [2] S:Hiram Stamper M:C| L:1/8 N:Quite a bit of variation at each repeat. N:GDad tuning (fiddle) F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G (B2d2)|(d2 d4d2|d2) d2 e2d2|G4 B2d2|{e}d2B2 A2G2|E3(F/E/ D6)|| (B2d2)d2dd|d2 ed e2 d2|B3d (B/c/B)AG|EGcE D2G2| E2cB AcAG|EGcc A2G2|E2c2 cBAG|GGB(E D2)E2| [G,3G3]A BBA2|G2[GB][GB] AGA2|E2c2 B2AG|GGB(E D2)E2|[G,4G4]||

INDIAN SQUAW [2]. AKA and see "Banks of the Arkansas." American, Reel (cut time). G Major. GDad tuning (fiddle). AB. Some similarities to Alva Greene's version (see "Indian Squaw (1)"). Hiram Stamper's [1] (1883-1992) archaic version apparently was derived from a song. Stamper whistled to the 'B' part of the tune, and sang to the 'A' part:

Way down yonder on the Arkansas,
Two old Indians and one old squaw,
Sitting on the banks of the Arkansas.

Jeff Titon (2001) finds nearly the same lyric in a song called "Bank of the Arkansas (The)" printed in Lomax and Lomax's Our Singing Country (1941, pp. 68-69), although Titon says tune that appears with that song is the same as that of Clyde Davenport's "Cornstalk Fiddle and a Shoestring Bow."

Hiram Stamper
See also Missouri fiddler Bill Graves' "One Old Indian Two Old Squaws." See also Bruce Greene's version of Stamper's tune, as "Banks of the Arkansas."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Hiram Stamper (Hindman, Knott County, Ky., 1986), from an older fiddler, Shade Sloan [Titon].

Printed sources : - Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 69C, p. 99.

See also listing at :
Hear Stamper's 1986 field recording by Bob Butler at Berea Sound Archives [2] and at Slippery Hill [3]

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