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KEYS TO THE KINGDOM. American, Air (6/8 or 3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. A hymn tune, sometimes employed as a waltz.

Melvin Wine

Source for notated version: Melvin Wine (1909-2003, Braxton County, West Virginia) [Milliner & Koken]. Wine said of the tune "My brother Lorie sings that a lot in church" [liner notes to AHS 2].

Printed sources: Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 358.

Recorded sources: Augusta Heritage AHS 2, Melvin Wine – "Hannah in the Springhouse" (1989). Rounder 0444, Dirk Powell – "Hand Me Down" (1999).




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