Let's Hunt the Horses

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X:1 T:Let's Hunt the Horses M:C| L:1/8 N:AEae tuning (fiddle) S:Edden Hammons (1875-1955, Pocahontas County, W.Va.) N:From a 1947 field recording F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/lets-hunt-horses Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Amix ((3ABd|e2)a2 g4|abag e2d2|ea2a abag|e2dB A2AB A2[A,2E2]-| [A,2E2] a2 g4|abag e2d2|ea2a abag|e2dB A2[A,2E2]-|| |:[A,2E2](3ABc e2ef|edBd- dedB|"*"ABdB A2d2|ed B2 A4| [A,2E2](3ABc e2d2|edBd eddB|ABdd ef2d |2ed B2 A4:|3 edB2 A2AB A4|| P:Substitution "*"ABdd e2d2|



LET'S HUNT THE HORSES. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, West Virginia. A Mixolydian. Standard or AEae tunings (fiddle). AA'BB'. The first strain is strongly reminiscent of "Cluck Old Hen (1)." West Virginia fiddler Edden Hammons [1] (1876-1955) played the tune in AEae tuning.

Edden Hammons


Additional notes

Source for notated version: - Gerry Milnes [Phillips]; Edden Hammons [Milliner & Koken].

Printed sources : - Milliner & Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011, p. 381. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 77.

Recorded sources: -SA 2, "Edden Hammons Collection, Disc 2." 5SP06001, Craig Johnson - "Away Down the Road."

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear Craig Johnson's banjo version [3]
Hear Edden Hammons' 1947 field recording at Slippery Hill [4]



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