Ladies in the Ballroom (1)

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LADIES IN THE BALLROOM [1]. American, Reel. USA, Ky. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Titon): AA'BB' (Phillips). See "Waynesboro (Reel)," of which "Ladies in the Ballroom" appears to be a regional variant. Both tunes can be traced to the Irish "Over the Moor to Maggie (2)." Jeff Titon (2001) finds that source Davenport is the only source musician known to have recorded playing this tune, however, he notes its history can be traced somewhat. Bob Fulcher gives that Shell Coffey, who was born in 1895, learned the tune from an older African-American fiddler, Bled Coffey, who came to the Wayne County, Ky., area from Virginia prior to the Civil War.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Clyde Davenport (Monticello, Wayne County, Ky.) [Phillips, Titon].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 133. Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 84, p. 111.

Recorded sources: -Berea College Appalachian Center AC002, Clyde Davenport - "Puncheon Camps" (1992). Field Recorders Collective FRC 1004, Clyde Davenport (2009).

See also listings at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear John Harrod's 1981 field recording of Clyde Davenport playing the tune at Berea Digital Content [2]



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