Annotation:Jimmy in the Swamp

Find traditional instrumental music

X:1 T:Jimmy in the Swamp M:1/2 L:1/8 Q:220 S:John Hartford's "Wild Hog in the Redbrush" transcribed by Llarry Brandon K:G GE |:"G"DEGA BAGA| Bded ef .g2|DEGA BAGA|BAGB"D" AGEG|! "G" DEGA BAGA|Bded efga|bgag efge|1"D"dBAF "G"G2 GE:|2dBAF G2 z2| ! |"Em"|:{d}e4 B4| efed B2 gf|"G"e2 .E2 EFGA|BAGB AGE2|! "Em"{d}e4 B4 | efed B2 gf|"G"e2 .E2 EFGA|"D"BGAF"G" G4 :|

JIMMY IN THE SWAMP. American, Reel. USA; eastern Kentucky, Nebraska. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. West Virginia fiddler Wilson Douglas stated that regionally (i.e. eastern Kentucky/West Virginia/southern Ohio) influential fiddler Ed Haley played this tune. John Hartford notes that R.P. Christeson's source, Uncle Bob Walters' family moved to Iowa from Kentucky in the mid-1800's and that both Walters' father and grandfather were fiddled. His implication is that this musical family brought the tune to the mid-west from eastern Kentucky.
Uncle Bob Walters (1889-1960)

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Bob Walters (Burt County, Nebraska) [Christeson, Milliner & Koken, Phillips].

Printed sources : - R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 1), 1973; p. 86. Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 338. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1994; p. 124. Songer (Portland Collection, vol. 2), 2005; p. 102.

Recorded sources : - Rounder CD0392, John Hartford – "Wild Hog in the Brush and a Bunch of Others You Might Not Have Heard" (1996).

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Bob Walters' recording at Slippery Hill [2]

Back to Jimmy in the Swamp

(0 votes)