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X:1 T:Lake Erie S:John Sharp (1894-1964, Sharp Place, Jamestown, Cumberland Plateau, northern Tennessee) M:C| L:1/8 N:From a 1949 home recording by Sgt. Alvin York F: N:currently miss-titled at Slippery Hill Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:A d||:c2 cB ABcA|A-d2e d3A-|c2 c2 Ac2d|cBBc B2AB| c2 cB ABcA|A-dde d2cd|e2E2 edcB|1A6AB:|2A6|| |:cd|e3d cea2|c'6 dc| d2dc defa|b6 cd| e3d cea2|c'6 dc| d2d2 defg|1agab a2:|2 agab afed||

LAKE ERIE. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Kentucky. A Major (Sharp): D Major (Songer). AEae or standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. A fiddle tune from the repertoire of Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee, fiddler John Sharp (1894-1964) from Sharp Place Community near Jamestown. Sharp formed the Kentucky Wildcats with banjo player Virgil Anderson. He was recorded on a home wire machine in the late 1940's by his neighbor, the Sergeant Alvin York, a hero of World War I. The tune was originally in 'A' modal, however, Blech moved it to the key of 'D' as he felt in played better. Reminiscent in the first strain of "Bile Them Cabbage Down."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - fiddler Kerry Blech (Florida) [Songer].

Printed sources : - Songer (Portland Collection, vol. 2), 2005; p. 115.

Recorded sources: -Bruce Molsky & Bob Carlin – "Take Me as I Am" (1983. Appears as 2nd of "John Sharp's Tunes").

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]

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