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X:1 T:Last of Harris N:John Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Ky.), N:from a 1941/42 home recording by his sons Glen & Grover. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Berea College Appalachian Center AC 003, John Salyer - D:"Home Recordings 1941-42" (1993). D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/4211 D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/last-harris-0 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G e3f edB2|BedB A2G2|D2GG A2Bd|edBG AG3:| |:g3f efga|b2a4[G,2D2]|b2a2g2d2|edBG AG3:|]



LAST OF HARRIS. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Kentucky. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. Jeff Titon (2001) says Salyer was the only source musician for this tune. Bruce Greene communicated to Titon that he perceived similarities with Doc Roberts' "I've Got a Gal Named Susie."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - John M. Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, east Ky., c. 1941) [Milliner & Koken, Titon].

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 372. Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 88, p. 115.

Recorded sources: -Berea College Appalachian Center AC003, "John M. Salyer: Home Recordings 1941-1942" (1993). Yodel-Ay-Hee 011, Bruce Molsky - "Warring Cats" (1993).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear John Salyer's 1940-41 home recording of the tune at Berea Sound Archives [2] and at Slippery Hill [3]



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