Annotation:Jenny Put the Kettle On (4)

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X:1 T:Jenny put the Kettle on [4] S:Gusty Wallace (Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 D:Meriweather 1001-2, Gusty Wallace - "I Kind of Believe it's a Gift" (1986) D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G [G2A2]-|:[G2B2][GB][GB] A2GE|[E2c2]cc efga|g2dd edBG|[F2A2]BB AFEF| D2[G,2G2] (AB)G[GB]|[E2c2]cc efga|g2dd edBG|1A2FD G2GG:|2A2FD G2|| ef|g2dd edBB|g2bg agef|g2dg edBd|edef g2e(f| g2) dd edBB|g2bg agef|g2dg edBd|edef g2 (d/e/d)||

JENNY PUT THE KETTLE ON [4]. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Kentucky. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This appears to be quite distanced from other "Jenny Put the Kettle On" tunes, which often, more or less, have melodic material derived from the tune that is better-known as "Molly (or Polly) Put the Kettle On." It is only at the end of the second of Wallace's tune that there is any hint of resemblance.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Gusty Wallace (1890-1985, in Hart County, but lived nearly all his life in Sulpher Well, Metcalf County, Ky., 1974) [Titon]. Recorded in the field by Bruce Greene, who had a number of tunes from him. Wallace's father, Addison, was also a regionally renowned fiddler.

Printed sources : - Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 76, p. 104.

Recorded sources: -Meriweather 1001-2, Gusty Wallace (et al) - "I Kind of Believe it's a Gift: Field Recordings of Traditional Music from South-central Kentucky" (1986).

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