Little Dog Trottin' Down The River

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X:1 T:Little Dog Trottin' Down The River M:4/4 L:1/8 N:GDad tuning K:G B d3 B d3 |dedB A G3 |B d3D2 D2| D/E3/2{D}EG A G3 B d3 B d3 |dedB A G3 |{B}d2 B2 AGEG |DEGA B G3|| A B3 A B3 |GBAG BA G2 |B d2 B AG E2| DDEG A G3| A B3 A B2 A |GBAG B G3 |{B}d2 B2 AGEG |DEGA B G3||



LITTLE DOG, TROTTIN' DOWN THE RIVER. AKA and see "Davy Davy," "Going Down the River." American, Reel (cut time). USA, Missouri. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). Known as a Missouri tune, although played under several names. The Arkansas group Dr. Smith's Champion Hoss Hair Puller's recorded the tune in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1928 as "Going Down the River" (issued by Victor Records in 1929). Luther Davis's "Little Black Dog come Trottin' down the Road" is a similar title, but a different tune.

Cyril Stinnett (1912-1986)


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Recorded sources: -Missouri State Old Time Fiddlers' Association 103, Cyril Stinnett – "Grey Eagle in C" (1992. Originally recorded in the 1960's). Missouri State Old Time Fiddlers' Association, Cyril Stinnett – "Plain Old Time Fiddling." ROUST-CD04, Cathy Barton & Dave Para – "Living on the River" (2000).



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