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X:1 T:Old Jake Gilly S:Clark Kessinger (W.Va.) M:C| L:1/8 D: F: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D f2fa f2d2|fded- d3(e|f)afe dfed|(BA)FE D3((3A/B/c/| d)efd e2d2|fded- d3(e|f)afe dfed|(BA)FE D3|| (E|F)ABF .A2BA|FBAF (E/F/E)DE|FABF AcBF|AF(EF) D3(E| F2)BF AFBF|FBAF [E2A2]DE|FABF AcBF|AF(EF) D3(e|| f2)a2 f2 de|fde(d d3)(=f|^f)afe dfed|(BA)FE D3((3A/B/c/| d)efd e2de|fded- d3(=f|^f)afe dfed|(BA)FE D3(f|| a2)ab a2f2|abaf edfg|a2ab a+slide+g2(e|f)de(d d3)(e| a2)a2 a2fg|abaf edfg|a2 ag a2g2|fde(d d4)||

JAKE GILLY/GILLIE. AKA and see "Old Jake Gillie," "Granny Will Your Dog Bite? (5)" American, Reel (cut time). USA; West Virginia, southwestern Virginia. D Major/Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCBB. The tune appears from Patrick, Franklin and Floyd Counties in southwestern Virginia, north into West Virginia. Recorded by Kanawha County. W.Va., fiddler Clark Kessinger in the late 1920's. One of Kessinger's parts appears related to the second strain of the Arkansas "Searcy County Rag," recorded in 1929 by Ashley's Melody Men. Floyd County, Va., fiddler Sam McNeil recorded it in 1930 with the Floyd County Ramblers (it was issued inexplicably under the title "Granny Will Your Dog Bite"). Blanton Owen and Tom Carter (1978) say that many older fiddlers from the region suspected the tune "Eighth of January" was fashioned from this tune, although for some the resemblance is difficult to discern; the coarse (low) parts of the tunes are more similar, but the fine (high) parts are much less so. "Old Jake Gillie/Gilly" is an alternate title or a related melody, depending on the version. Other related melodies/versions include "Searcy County Rag," the Nebraska/Missouri "Jake's Best Reel," "Calhoun Swing," and "Hog House Rag."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Sam McNeil (Va.) [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 121.

Recorded sources : - County 717, Oscar Wright. Rounder 0057, Sam McNeil (Floyd County, Va.) - "Old Originals, vol. 1" (1978).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]

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