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LAST SHOT GOT HIM [1], THE. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Mississippi. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Recorded by John Holloway and His Mississippi Possum Hunters, May, 1930. The instrumental is derived from the song "The First Shot Missed Him," recorded by blues guitarist Mississippi John Hurt (who is said to have been friendly with the Possum Hunters group), and, while the song has parts of even measures, the tune is quote irregular (10 measures in the first strain, and seven measures in the second.

Source for notated version: fiddler John Holloway with the Mississippi Possum Hunters (Miss.) [Phillips].

Printed sources: Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 375. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 137.

Recorded sources: County 528, Mississippi Possum Hunters – "Mississippi Breakdown: Traditional Fiddle Music of Mississippi, vol. 1." County CD 3513, Mississippi Possum Hunters (reissue of County 528). Document 8028, The Mississippi Possum Hunters – "Mississippi String Bands, vol. 2" (reissue). Marimac 9111, Chenoweth's Cornfield Symphony Orchestra – "Goin' Up Town: Old Time String Bands, vol. 2" (orig. rec. 1924). Victor 23644 (78 RPM), Mississippi Possum Hunters (1930). Harry Bolick – "Carroll County, Mississippi".

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear the 1930 recording by the Mississippi Possum Hunters at Slippery Hill [2]




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