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JERICHO. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Arkansas. A Major. AEac# tuning (fiddle). Intro:AB (Sing Out): ABC (Beisswenger & McCann). A family tune from Arkansas fiddler and violin maker Violet Hensley, not found in general circulation. Mark Wilson suggests there is a connection between the Hensley's "Jericho" and the Appalachian "Walls of Jericho," both perhaps being versions of a common ancestor.

Violet Hensley

Source for notated version: Violet Hensley (1916-, Yellville, Arkansas), learned from her fater, George Washington "Wash" Brumley (b. 1874) [Beisswenger & McCann, Old Time Herald, Sing Out].

Printed sources: Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 53. Old Time Herald, vol. 9, No. 5, Fall 2004; p. 17. Sing Out, p. 31.

Recorded sources: Rounder Records CD0435, Violet Hensley - "Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks, vol. 1" (1999. Various artists).

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

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