X:1 T:Langdaddle N:From the playing of Oklahoma fiddler Mack Cummings, N:recorded in the field in 1976 by Jim Renner. N:Cummings said that his grandmother's uncle played this tune, and family N:lore had it that it may have come from the old world. M:C L:1/8 R:Air Q:"Moderate" D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/langdaddle Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G ((3DEF|G2)[D2B2] A2 AB| c2Ac Bc d2|G2 [D2B2][D2A2][D2B2]| [M:6/4]([Dc]B)AF G6((3DEF| [M:C]G2)[D2B2] [D2A2][D2B2] | [D2c2] Ac B-c d2|G2 [D2B2][D2A2][D2B2]|[M:6/4]([Dc]B)AF [G4B4][G4B4]|| |:[M:C]g4-g4|fgag fd2 ((3e/f/g/|a4) a4|a2 ag fd3|([B4g4]g4)| fgag fedf|e2d2g4|G2B2A2[D2B2]|1[M:6/4]([Dc]B)AF [G4B4][G4B4]:|2[M:6/4]([Dc]B)AF [G4B4][G2B2]:||
LANGDADDLE. American, Air (whole time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB'. The melody was a family tune from Oklahoma fiddler Mack Cummings, who said that his grandmother's uncle played the tune. Family lore suggests the tune may have come from the old world. The melody goes at a stately, slightly brisk walking pace, and has (what folklorist Chris Goertzen calls) "dwells" or resting notes with extra beats, particularly at the cadences. This is an archaic feature that is usually associated with older tunes from the upland South. Perhaps the tune was once a song air.