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JOHNNY GOODWIN. American, Song and Breakdown. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. A moderately paced song and instrumental that is a variant of "Girl I Left Behind Me (1) (The)". It was recorded in the famous Victor sessions [1] at Bristol, Tennessee, in 1927, by the group the Bull Mt. Moonshiners. It was their only recording, as their second side of the day, "Sweet Marie" was unissued (the flip side of the record was by a different group, the Tenneva Ramblers). The group consisted of two brothers, fiddler Charles McReynolds and banjo player William McReynolds, and guitarists Howard Greear and Charlie Greear, along with vocals by Bill Dean. Charles McReynolds was the grandfather of Bluegrass Hall Of Fame members and Grand Old Opry act Jesse & Jim McReynolds.

Source for notated version: Bull Mt. Moonshiners (Virginia) [Milliner & Koken].

Printed sources: Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 347.

Recorded sources: Victor 21141-B (78 RPM), Bull Mt. Moonshiners (1927).

See also listing at:
Hear the Bull Mt. Moonshiners' recording at the Bristol Sessions [2]




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