Jesse Cain's Tune

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X:1 T:Jesse Cain's Tune N:From the playing of Missouri fiddler Jesse Cain, recorded by N:Bob Christeson. The title is Christeson's, as Cain did not announce it. M:C L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Fast" D:Univ. of Missouri Press, Jesse Cain - Old Time Fiddler's Repertory (1976) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/jesse-cains-tune Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D [D2A2]FG Ac dA|cdec dBAG|[F2A2][FA][GA] [FA][EA][DA][FA2]|[E2A2][EA][FA] [GA][FA][EA][FA]| [D2A2]FG Ac dA|cdec dBA2|+slide+[A3a3][Aa] [A2a2][A2a2]|fded fdd2:| |:[A2a2]ab a2af|abag fdfg|a2 ab a2 ba|fdeg fdfg| a2 ab agfg|abag fdf2|ad'2d' d'2a2|Acea fd d2:|]



JESSE CAIN'S TUNE. American, Reel (cut or 2/4 time). USA, Missouri. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The reel comes from the playing of Missouri fiddler Jesse Cain, recorded in the field by Bob Christeson. Cain did not mention the title when he performed the tune, and it is not known elsewhere. Christeson suggests it was original with the fiddler, and gave it his name to identify it.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Jesse Cain (Pulaski County, Missouri; a distant relative of R.P. Christeson) [Christeson], who was the only fiddler R.P. heard play the untitled tune.

Printed sources : - Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 1), 1973; No. 90, p. 64.






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