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X:1 T:Jack Wilson N:From the playing of John Morgan Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, eastern Ky.) N:recorded at home 1941/42 by his sons on a disc player M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Quick" N:AEae tuning (fiddle) D:Berea College Appalachian Ctr. AC003, John M. Sayler - D:"Home Recordings 1941-1942" (1993). D:Berea Sound Archives https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/4224 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D A2BA def2|edBA d2dB|A2BAd2f2|edBd A2AB| A2BA def2|edBA d2ef|fgga gedg|1ed B2A4:|2ed B2 A2|| |:ef|g2 ga gedg|egeg aaaa| g2 ga gedg|edBd A2:|



JACK WILSON. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Kentucky. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Titon): AA'BB' (Molsky). The tune is originally from Kentucky fiddler John Salyer (1882-1952), although it has deviated from his version through the "folk process," along with the fact that his 1941 recording, a fiddle/banjo duet, was such that the fiddle is difficult to hear. Salyer was recorded in the field during 1940-1941 in Magoffin County, Kentucky.

John Salyer


Additional notes

Source for notated version: - John M. Salyer (Salyersville, Magoffin County, Ky., 1941) [Milliner & Koken, Titon]; Bruce Greene [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 327. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 121. Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 72, p. 102.

Recorded sources: -Berea College Appalachian Center AC003, "John M. Salyer: Home Recordings 1941-1942, vol. 1" (1993). Marimac 9033, Wandering Ramblers - "Rambling and Wandering (1991).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear John Salyer's recording at the Digital Library of Appalachia [2] and at Berea Sound Archives [3]



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