Knocking at the Door (1)

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KNOCKING AT/ON THE DOOR [1]. AKA and see "Fat Meat and Dumplings." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; Arkansas, Missouri. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was recorded for the Library of Congress by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph from Ozarks Mountain fiddlers in the 1920's. The tune was popular in southern Missouri at one time. John Hartford (see "Knocking at Your Door (2)") and Gene Goforth both learned the tune from Walter Alexander, of Leasburg, Missiouri, though Hartford altered it.

Source for notated version: Cyril Stinnett (Oregon, Missouri) [Christeson].

Printed sources: R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 2), 1984; p. 44.

Recorded sources:

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