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)."