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INDIAN AND THE WOODHEN. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Kentucky. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB'. Campbell sang this ditty to the melody:

The Indian and the woodhen, around and around;
The Indian hit the woodhen, flat against the ground.

No relation to the similarly titled "Indian Ate the Woodchuck."

Source for notated version: Manon Campbell {1890-1987} (Hallie, Letcher County, eastern Ky., 1977) [Titon].

Printed sources: Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 316. Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 67, p. 96.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Hear Manon Campbell's recording at Slippery Hill [1]
Hear Bruce Greene's 1977 recording of Manon Campbell at Berea Digital Content [2]




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