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X:1 T:Jenny In The Cotton Patch C:Traditional S:Clyde Davenport N:"Tune AEae" N:Transcribed into ABC format by Dan Mozell from N:Graphic file of standard notation at Jeff Titon's web site. N:(http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/davenport/JEFF_TITON.html) K:A M:2/2 L:1/8 (A2|:A)Bcd e2 d2 | (Bc)dd e2 e2 |([eB] [e2c2]) [ce] A2 AB | AFEF E A2 B | AFEF E(AA)B |\ M:2/4 L:1/8 A4 (A4:|\ M:2/2 |:A)BcA d2 ff | edef {f}=g3 f | edef abaf |[1 eaab a2 A2 :|[2 eaab a2 ||



JENNY IN THE COTTON PATCH. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; Tennessee, Ky. A Mixolydian. AEae or GDgd tunings (fiddle). AABB'. A 'jenny' is a mule. An archaic-style fiddle tune learned by Monticello, south-central Ky., fiddler Clyde Davenport (b. 1921) from his father, Will Davenport, who himself had it from one Will Phipps. Phipps was an old timer (born in 1812) from Rock Creek, Tennessee, who was supposed to have been buried with his fiddle in his coffin. Titon (2001) finds the tune in the "Granny Will Your Dog Bite? (1)"/"Betty Martin" tune family. See also the closely related Kentucky tune "Huldy in the Sinkhole."
Clyde Davenport


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Clyde Davenport (Monticello, Wayne County, Ky. 1990) [Milliner & Koken, Titon].

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 332. Titon (Old Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 75, p. 104.

Recorded sources : - Berea College Appalachian Center AC002, Clyde Davenport – "Puncheon Camps" (1990). Davis Unlimited DU 33014, Clyde Davenport & W.L. Gregory – "Monticello: Tough Mountain Music from Southern Kentucky" (1974). County 786, Clyde Davenport (Monticello, Ky.) – "Clydeoscope: Rare and Beautiful Tunes from the Cumberland Plateau" (1986). Field Recorder's Collective 103, "Clyde Davenport."

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Clyde Davenport playing the tune in 1981 [2] [3], and at Berea Sound Archives [4] (recorded by John Harrod, 1981).



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