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X:1 T:Jericho N:From the playing of fiddler Violet Hensley (b. 1916, Yellville, Marion N:County, Arkansas). N:Related to "Walls of Jericho," "Rye Whiskey" M:C| L:1/8 R:Air N:AEac# tuning (fiddle) D:Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks, vol. 1: Along the Eastern Crescent D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A J[c3c3]B ([cc]B)A2|{B}c-Ac-A B-cA2|EAcA B-cA2|c-Ac-A (Bc)A2| cAcA e2c2|[M:2/4]c-A A2|[M:C|]c-Ac-A B-cA2|c-Ac-A B-cA2|c-Ac-A e2c2|[M:2/4]c-A A2|| [M:C|]"+"c2"+"A2"+"E2"+"[A,2E2]| "+"[A2c2]A-BB2A2|"+"c2"+"A2"+"E2"+"[A,2E2]| "+"[A2c2]AB B2A2|| CEAE CEAE |CEAE DFAF|DFAF DFAF|CEAE CEAE |[M:2/4]B,EGE | [M:C|]CEAE CEAE |CEAE DFAF|DFAF DFAF|CEAE CEAE |[M:2/4]B,EE2||"Last"B,2E2A,4||

JERICHO. American, Air (cut time). USA, Arkansas. A Major. AEac# tuning (fiddle). Intro:AB (Sing Out): ABC (Beisswenger & McCann). "Jericho", an air masquerading as a reel, is a family tune from Arkansas fiddler and violin maker Violet Hensley and not found in general circulation in the Ozarks. There is a relationship between Hensley's "Jericho" and the Appalachian "Walls of Jericho (1)" AKA "Rye Whiskey (1)", although the former is in duple time and the latter in triple time. Both suggest decent from a common ancestor.

Violet Hensley

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Violet Hensley (1916-, Yellville, Arkansas), learned from her father, 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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