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X:1 T:Kentucky Winder S:John Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 N:From home recordings 1941-42 F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/kentucky-winder-0 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G +slide+BAB2 AGEG|AG2G G2Bd|edBG AGEG|AG2G G2G2| BAB2 AGEG|AG2G G2Bd|edBG AGEG|AG2G G2[G2c2]| (B_B)=BB AGEG|AG2G G2Bd|edBG AGEG|[M:2/4]AG2G || [M:5/4]g4 ge[D3d3]g-|[M:C|] ga b2 a2g2|bged BABd|[M:3/4]ef e2d2| [M:C|]efgf edBA|Bdef e2d2|BGBG DGEG|[M:2/4]AG2G| [M:5/4]g3g ed [D3B3]g-|[M:C|]ga b2 a2g2|bged BABd|[M:3/4]ef e2d2| [M:C|]efgf edBA|Bdef e2d2|BGBG DGEG|AG2G [G2B2][G2B2]||



KENTUCKY WINDER. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Kentucky. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B (Milliner & Koken): ABB' (Titon). A 'winder' is a type of dance step. "Kentucky Winder," a variant of "Big Scioty" (the first strain is nearly identical) and "We'll All Go to Heaven When the Devil Goes Blind" is sourced to Magoffin County, Ky., fiddler John Salyer [1] (1882-1952). Jeff Titon (2001) says that he knows of no other Kentucky musician to record this particular variant, which is 'crooked' or irregular in rhythm (depending on how it is barred, the 'A' part has 23 measures, the 'B' part 30 when repeated).

John M. Salyer's cabin
John M. Salyer


Additional notes

Source for notated version: - John M. Salyer (Salyersville, Magoffin County, Ky., 1942) [Milliner & Koken, Titon].

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 357. Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 77, p. 105.

Recorded sources: - Berea College Appalachian Center AC003, "John M. Salyer: Home Recordings, vol. 2, 1941-1942" (1993).

See also listing at:
Hear John Salyer's 1940-41 recording at the Digital Library of Appalachia [2], Slippery Hill [3] and at Berea Sound Archives [4]
Hear Alan Jabbour's 2008 recording at Berea Digital Content [5]
Hear/see Bruce Molsky & Alison de Groot play the tune on youtube.com [6]



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