Johnny Bring the Jug Around the Hill

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X:1 T:Johnny Bring the Jug around the Hill N:From the playing of fiddler Bob Walters (1889-1960, N:Burt County, eastern Nebraska) on a home recording. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:Drone strings liberally. B:Christeson - Old Time Fiddlers Repertory vol. 1 (1973, No. 16) D:Univ. of Missouri Press, Bob Walters - Old Time Fiddlers Repertory (1976) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/johnny-bring-jug-around-hill Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A cd|efed cAcc|ecBA c2cd|efed cAcd|1,2,3ecBc A2:|4 ecBc A4|| |:[A,2E2][E2A2][E3c3]B|[E2A2]AB cBAF|EFAc BAcB|AcBA FA3| [A3A3]A [AB][AA] cB|AcBA c2 cd|efed cAcd|ecBc A4:| |:[Af]-[A3a3] [A3a3][Aa]|[A2b2][A2a2] [Aa]bae|[A2f2][A2a2] abaf|ecBA cB A2| [Af]-[A3a3] [A3a3][Aa]|[A2b2][A2a2] [Aa]bae|f2a2 abaf|e2c2e4:||



JOHNNY, BRING THE JUG AROUND THE HILL. AKA - "Johnny Pass the Jug." AKA and see - "Jimmy Johnson Pass that Jug Around the Hill." American, Reel (cut time). USA; Missouri, Nebraska, West Virginia. A Major. Standard tuning or AEae (fiddle). ABCC. A member of the widespread "John Brown's Dream"/"Little Rabbit" family of tunes that apparently originated in the Blue Ridge region of Appalachia and became widespread. The tune was one of '100 essential Missouri tunes' listed by Missouri fiddler Charlie Walden. Also in repertoire of Missouri fiddler Cryil Stinnett. It was recorded in 1929 by West Virginia fiddler Clark Kessinger. See note for "Jimmy Johnson Pass that Jug Around the Hill." Kentucky fiddlers Bill Stepp and John Salyer called the tune "Old Hen Cackle".


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Bob Walters (1889-1960, Burt County, Nebraska) [Christeson].

Printed sources : - R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddler's Repertory, vol. 1), 1973; p. 13.

Recorded sources : - Document DOCD-8010, Clark Kessinger. Rounder 0437, Jess Silvey - "Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks, vol. 3: Down in the Border Counties" ("Johnny, Pass the Jug").

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



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