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JUMPING TOOTHACHE . Old-Time, Reel. USA; Michigan, Indiana. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. This version is distinguished by raps in the 2nd and 6th measures of the 'B' part, meant to represent, says Johnson, "those little spots in your teeth." Frank Stevens, of Sand Lake, Michigan, and Jim Herald, of Cadillac, Michigan (who learned it from another fiddler who lived at Edmore, not far from Sand Lake) both played it, and in the second part, the fiddle was alternately plucked and bowed vertically.
Source for notated version: Bob Hubbach [Johnson].
Printed sources: Johnson (The Kitchen Musician's No. 7: Michigan Tunes), vol. 7, 1986-87; p. 7.
Recorded sources: See http://giffordmusic.net/TwoFour%20in%20G.html