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X:1 T:Iowa Center N:From the playing of fiddler Clyde Davenport (Ky.) N:Davenport (b. 1921) was born in Blue Hole Hollow, near Mt. Pisgah on the N:Cumberland Plateau in south-central Kentucky, not far from the border with N:Tennessee. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Moderate, walking pace." D: D:Berea College Appalachian Center AC 002, Clyde Davenport - Puncheon Camps (1992) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G D2-G2|: B-d e2 d-BG2| B-d e2 d-Bde| e2 de dBAG |B-d e2 d-BG2| B-d e2 dB d>e |dBAG ([GB]>[AB])[G2B2]-|[G4B4]Bde2|[e4e4] efge| |1dB AG([GB]>A)G2:|2dB AG ([GB]>A)[G2B2]-|[M:3/4][G4B4]|| [G,2D2]-|[M:C|][G,2D2]g3a g-a|b/ag/-gB [G,4G4]-|[G,2G2] ef g2ga|gaab bb2d-| d6ef |g2g3a ga| ba-ag-g2 ga| ba g2 efge|dBAG ([GB]A) G2||

IOWA CENTER. American, Listening Air (cut time). USA, Kentucky. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Kentucky fiddler Clyde Davenport [1] (1921-) was the only source for this tune, explains Titon (2001), which is played at a slow, listening pace. Titon believes some of the "swooping cadences" recall those in "Lost Girl."

Additional notes

Will Davenport (b. 1876), Clyde Davenport's father.

Source for notated version: - Clyde Davenport (Monticello, Wayne County, Ky., 1990), learned from his father, Will Davenport [Titon]. Fiddle and banjo player Will Davenport was born in 1876, the son of Francis Marion Davenport who also was a fiddler. Clyde also had three brothers who played the fiddle. The family band was in demand for dances when he was younger; Clyde played the banjo while the brothers played fiddle.

Printed sources : - Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 70, p. 100.

Recorded sources: -Berea College Appalachian Center AC002, Clyde Davenport - "Puncheon Camps" (1992). Field Recorders Collective FHR 103 & 104, "Clyde Davenport"

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