Irish Washerwoman (2)

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X:1 T:Irish Washerwoman [2] N:From the playing of fiddler Absie Morrison (1876-1964, Landis, N:Searcy County, Arkansas), recorded in the field in 1959 by John N:Quncy Wolf (Lyon College). N:Play like a schottische, with swung 8th notes and liberal drones. M:C| L:1/8 R:Schottische(?) D:http://web.lyon.edu/wolfcollection/songs/morrisonwashwoman1270.mp3 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G dc|BA G2 [G,2D2][G,2G2]|SBABc d2([DA]B)|ddc2 ([D3A3]B)|cBcd e2d2| dc B2D2[G,2G2]| [DB]ABc d2cB|[DA]Bc2 BdBA|1[G,G]B[G,G][G,G] [G,G]Bdc:|2[M:5/4][G,G]B[G,G][G,G] [G,4G4]|| (Bc|d2) dA b2a2|g2B2 B2 (cB)|c2 c2a2gB|[D2B2](c[D3B3]) ([DB]c| d2)dA b2a2|g2 BB BB(cB)|c2c2 a2g2| B2[B2g2]dcBA|[M:3/4][G,2G2][G,2G2][G,2G2]|| P:Beginning of 'A' part, after end of 'B' part [DB][DA][DB]c d2BB|cc [D2B2]([D3A3]B)S|



IRISH WASHERWOMAN [2]. American, Schottische (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. This "Irish Washerwoman" is from the playing of Arkansas fiddler Absie Morrison (1876-1964), but bears little, if any, musical resemblance to the well-known Irish 6/8 jig of the same time. It is played like a schottische, with "swung" (sligtly dotted) eighth notes and lots of bounce. Morrison identified it as a (local) dance tune, and named a fiddler ("Ford") who used to play it frequently for dances in his area. See also "Irish Washerwoman Schottische" for another (musically unrelated) schottische.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Absie Morrison (Searcy County, Arkansas) [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 103.

Recorded sources : - Hear Absie Morrison's c. 1959 recording at [1]





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