Jimmie on the Railroad

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JIMMIE ON THE RAILROAD. American, (Slow) Reel (2/4 or whole time). USA, North Georgia. A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AABA. A moderately paced breakdown (or slowish reel), recorded by John Carson in 1924, playing a solo fiddle, perhaps meant as a listening tune rather than for dancing. The title is perhaps a variant of "Jenny on the Railroad," which refers to a female mule, and the tunes are similar. Alan Jabbour also connects the tune with "Colonel Crockett" in Knauff's 1839 collection and also "Route (The)."
John Carson (1868-1949)


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Fiddlin' John Carson [1] (North Georgia) [Milliner & Koken, Beisswenger & Andrade].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger & Andrade (Appalachian Fiddle Music), 2021; p. 16. Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of Amercian Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 337.

Recorded sources : - Document DOCD 8015, "Fiddlin' John Carson: Complete Recored Works in Chronological Order, vol. 2" (1997). Heritage 023, Harold & Abe – "Cornbread, Molasses and Sassafras Tea" (1978). OKeh Records 40238-B (78 RPM), Fiddlin' John Carson (1924).

See also listing at :
Hear John Carson's 1924 recording at Slippery Hill [2]



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