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JOSIE-O. AKA - "Josie Girl." American, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. A tune from the repertoire of Art Stamper (as "Josie-O"), and Charlie Acuff (b. 1919, who learned it from his grandfather, Charlie Boyd Acuff, as "Josie Girl"). A 'josie' is a type of cape with an attached outer cover. The ditty sung to the tune (in the second half of the first strain, and the first half of the second strain) go:

Where’s that girl, where’s she gone,
Where’s the girl with the josie on?

Stole my heart, away she’s gone,
Where’s the girl with the josie on?

"Barlow Knife (1)" is a related melody.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Charlie Acuff (Tennessee) [Milliner & Koken].

Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 350.

Recorded sources : - Cleff'd Ear CD TFS 114, Charlie Acuff – "Better Times A Comin'" (2000). County CO-CD-2729, Art Stamper – "Goodbye Girls, I'm Going to Boston" (2000).

See also listing at :
Hear Charlie Acuff play "Josie Girl" [1]
See a 1998 clip of Charlie Acuff playing the tune [2]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [3]

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