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JAN'S TUNE. Old-Time, Two-Step {?}. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AABB (Milliner & Koken, Phillips). The tune was collected by Brad Leftwich from the playing of fiddler Tom Fuller of Mina, Arkansas, as an untitled tune. Mina is in southeastern Ouachita, a region that has geological and cultural similarities to the Appalachian region. Leftwich recorded it as "Jan's Tune" after Tom's daughter, Jan, as it was her favorite tune. See also similarities in Marion Thede's "Oklahoma Run" and "Smoky Row." Parts reversed from each other in some versions.

Source for notated version: fiddler Tom Fuller (Mina, Arkansas) via Brad Leftwich [Phillips]; Tom Fuller [Milliner & Koken]; Tony Mates [Silverberg].

Printed sources: Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 328. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; p. 69. Silverberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 72.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Hear Tom Fuller's field recording at Slippery Hill [1]




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