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LAY YOUR GOOD MONEY DOWN. AKA and see "Good Money," "Sadie." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Missouri. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. Source Art Galbraith's family learned the first three parts of the tune from local Ozark African-American fiddler Bud Price (Strafford, Mo.) before Art was born in 1909. 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 (Mark Wilson). Galbraith was born April, 1909, near the James River in Greene County, 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.

Art Galbraith

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).

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

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