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X:1 T:Jenny Baker M:C| L:1/8 S:Bruce Molsky, based on the Ky. version by Andy Palmer Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D fg | afdf afdf | gfga b2 a2 | f2 af egfe | dfed B2 fg | afdf afdf | gfga b2 a2 | f2 af egfe | dfec d2 :| |: dB | AFDF A2 Ad | BABd e2 d2 | f2 af egfe | dfed B2 dB | A/[FA][F/A/] [F2A2][F2A2]| BABc e2 d2 | f2 af egfe | dfec d2 :||

JENNY BAKER. AKA - "Jennie Baker." AKA and see "Boys of Bluehill (The)," "Beaux of Oak Hill (1)," "Mountain Hornpipe (4)," "Twin Sisters (3)." American, Reel. USA, Kentucky. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. Guthrie Meade identifies this as a Kentucky tune which bears a close relationship to "Fire in the Mountain" and other tunes of the "Sally Goodin'" tune family. The basis for the tune appears to be the Irish-style hornpipe "Boys of Bluehill (The)." See also the related "Old Ark's a-Moving (The).'" West Virginia fiddler Melvin Wine played it under the title "Twin Sisters (3)." The melody was recorded in the 78 RPM era by Kentucky's Jimmy Johnson String Band, featuring Andy Palmer on fiddle. It was also recorded as an untitled tune, part of a medley, by William B. Houchens (1884-c.1955), who recorded a dozen tunes for the Starr Piano Company of Indiana (including such chestnuts as "Arkansas Traveler" and "Turkey in the Straw"). Houchens spent much of his adult life running a music conservatory in Dayton, Ohio, where he taught a variety of stringed instruments (Charles Wolfe). Paul Mitchell identifies "Mountain Hornpipe (4)," in the repertory of latter 20th century fiddler Erskine Morris (1913-1997), originally from Douglastown, Gaspé, Québec, to be a cognate (and quite close) version of "Jenny Baker"/"Twin Sisters (3)."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Pat Conte [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 123.

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