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X:1 T:Lay Your Good Money Down N:From the playing of fiddler Art Galbraith (Springfield, Mo., 1909-1993) N:Learned from family members, who had learned it from African-American N:fiddler Bud Price (Stafford, southwest Missouri, near Springfield). Known N:as "Bud Price's Tune" until they learned the name. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:Rounder 0157, Art Galbraith - "Simple Pleasures" (1984). D:Rounder CD 1166-11592-2, Art Galbraith - "The Art of Traditional D:Fiddle" (2001). Originally recorded in 1982). D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D a2fe d2Jf2- |fedf- edBA |d2 BA F2AB |AFEC D4:| |:A,B,DE F2A2|ABAF EDB,D|A,B,DE F2A2|AFE-F D4:| |:a4 f2 ef|g-age B3B|A-Bcd ffe2|dBAF- E2 D2:| [CD]-[DD]-[DD]F- E2D-E|F2F2 A,3C-|D2DF E2D-E|F2F2 D3F| [M:2/4]E2 DE|[M:C|] F2F2A,3A,|D2 DE FEDE|F2E2 D4|| Jd3d d2e2|[M:5/4]Jc4 A2AA A2|Jc4cc AcBA|JF4 D4 A2| Jd4 dd de3|c3c A2AA A2|Jc4cc AcBA|JF4 D6|| |:=F-^F-FD FFBFA2|[=FA]-[^FA]-[FA]F E6|[Be]-[ce]-[c2e2][c2e2] AcBA|1=F-^F-FF D6:|2 [M:C|]F2-E2 D4||

LAY YOUR GOOD MONEY DOWN. AKA and see "Good Money," "Sadie." American, Reel (cut time). USA, Missouri. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC (Phillips): AABBCCDEFF'. Source Art Galbraith's family learned the first three parts of the tune from local African-American fiddler Bud Price (of Strafford, southwestern Missouri, just west of Springfield) before Art was born in 1909, and he learned it later from family members. The final section on his Rounder recording was originally another blues-tempered tune called "Want to Go to Memphis So Bad" that Art's brother's added when he played for dances[1]. However, the last sections of the tune (sections 5 and 6, if counting a six-part tune) are almost entirely in 5/4 time, an unusual rhythm (to say the least) for square dancing.

Art Galbraith
Galbraith was born April, 1909, near the James River in Greene County, southern Missouri. He came from a long line of Scotch and Scotch-Irish fiddlers and learned to fiddle as a child from watching community musicians. He moved away from the farm, graduated college and taught for several years before joining the Post Office. Art died in 1993.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Art Galbraith (Springfield, Mo.) [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 138.

Recorded sources : - Rounder 0157, Art Galbraith – "Simple Pleasures" (1984). Rounder Heritage Series 1166-11592-2, Art Galbraith (et al) – "The Art of Traditional Fiddle" (2001. Originally recorded 1982).

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

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  1. Mark Wilson, liner notes to "The Art of Traditional Fiddle", Rounder 1166-11592-2, 2001.