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X:1 T:Karo T:Flop Eared Mule N:From the playing of Uncle Jimmy Thompson (1848-1931, N:Texas and Smith County, Tennessee) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Fast" D:Columbia 15118 (78 RPM), Uncle Jimmy & Eva Thompson (1926) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/karo Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D (ef-|Sf)gfe d2d2|ABAF D2D2|CDEF G2GA|BAGB A2AA| f-gfe d2d2|ABAF D2D2|CDEF GABc|1d2{e}d2-d2:|2d2 (3edc d2|| K:A e2-|efec efec|e2 ee e2dc|BABc B2cB|ABcd e2(ce-| e)fec efec|e2 ee e2dc|BABc B2cB|[M:3/2]ABAg a6:|2[M:3/2]ABAg a6 a2S||

KARO. AKA and see "Roscoe Trillion" (Ga.), "Flop Eared Mule (1)," "Johnnie (Johnny) Karo." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Texas, Tennessee. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A version of the tune more familiarly known as "Flop Eared Mule." It may be named for the Mississippi River town "Cairo," pronounced 'kay-row.' One of four tunes recorded by 77 yr. old Tennessee fiddler Uncle Jimmy Thompson [1] (1848–1931) for Columbia in 1926; only two, including this one, were released. Thompson was born in Baxter, Smith County, Tennessee.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Uncle Jimmy Thompson (Texas, Tenn.) [Maloy].

Printed sources : - Maloy (The Devil's Box), vol. 9, no. 3, Sept. 1, 1975; p. 55.

Recorded sources: -Columbia 15118 (78 RPM), Uncle Jimmy Thompson (1926). County 542, Uncle Jimmy Thompson – "Nashville, Early String Bands, Vol. 2."

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear Uncle Jimmy Thompson's 1926 recording at Slippery Hill [3]

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