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X:1 T:Jack of Diamonds [4] N:From the playing of Little Otter, Braxton County, West Virginia, fiddler N:Sam Hacker (1876-1952), recorded in 1947 in the field by folkorist N:Louis Watson Chappell. M:C| L:1/8 D:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrfVsJtJDko&feature=emb_title D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/jack-diamonds-0 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Amix A2-|A2ag abag|ea-ag abag|fdef gedB|ecef gedB| ea-ag abag|ea-ag abag|fdef gfed|BA-AB A2:|| |:ED|EA- AG ABcd|egfe dcdf|ecAF E2EF| GABd AGED| EA-AG ABcd|egfe dcdf|ecef gfed|cA-AB A2:|]



JACK OF DIAMONDS [4]. American, Reel. A Mixoldyian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Sourced to a 1947 field recording of the playing of Sam Hacker, collected in the field by folklorist Louis Watson Chappell in 1947 [recordings deposited in the Univ. of W.Va. archives].
Sam Hacker, c. 1940. West Virginia University [1]


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Sam Hacker (1876-1952[1], Flatwoods, Otter Creek region, Braxton County, West Virginia) [Milliner & Koken].

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 326.



See also listing at :
Hear the tune played at the Old Town School of Folk Music [2].
Hear Sam Hacker's 1947 field recording at Slippery Hill [3]



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  1. There is a grave maker for Sam Hacker with these dates, and a marriage record of Sam Hacker and Ettie Carr of Braxton County, July 7, 1904.