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X:1 T:Kicking Mule N:From the playing of three-finger banjo player Martin Marshall (1905-1996), N:with the Bell Spur String band with his father-in-law fiddler Ernest Stanley. N:They were neighbors of Stella and Taylor Kimble, near Laurel Fork, Patrick County, N:southwestern Virginia. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Heritage/Galax LP 047, "Bell Spur String Band" (1984. Recorded in the 1960's) D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D Ja2-|abag- fgdg| fedg fedf|abag fgdf|edcd e2a2-| abag fedA|BBBB g2b2-|b2 af gfec|d2d2-d2:| (=f-^f-|f)efe dddB-|AAcA d2(=f-^f-|f)efe dddB-|A3(B cA)de| fefe ddd=c-|BBBA G2GB-|A2G2 F2E2|D2 D2- D2:|]

KICKING MULE. American, Reel. D Major. Standard or ADae tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. "Kicking Mule" is known as a southeastern Tennessee tune. An instrumental version of "Whoa Mule (1)." The title appears in a list of traditional Ozarks Mountains fiddle tune compiled by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph, published in 1954. It is perhaps the same tune as "Bucking Mule." It was also in the repertoire of fiddler Tommy Magness (1911-1972), born in north Georgia near the southeastern Tennessee border.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Martin Marshall [Milliner & Koken].

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of Amercian Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 359.

Recorded sources : - 5-String Productions, Alice Gerard, Gail Gillespie & Sharon Sandomirsky - "The Road to Agate Hill" (2006. Learned from the Bell Spur String Band recording). Heritage LP 047 and HRC-047-CD , "Bell Spur String Band" (1984. Originally recorded 1963).

See also listing at :
Hear Alice Gerard play the tune at Old Time Music Camp North, 2006 [1]

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