X:1 T:Lonesome Widow N:From a home recording of the playing of fiddler Dick Weems N:of the Weems String Band, Perry County, western Tenn. N:Weems sometimes doubles parts, sometimes not. M:C| L:1/8 N:AEae tuning? (fiddle) R:Hornpipe D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/lonesome-widow Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A eg|agbg ageg|agbg ageg|bgeg bgeg|agbg ageg| agbg afeg|fgaf edcA|dfed cABG|A2A2A2|| |:(D^D|E2)A2A2c2|BABA BdcB|Adcd efed|c2e2e2(D^D| E2)A2A2c2|BABA BdcB|Adcd efed|c2AAA2:| |:eg|ageg ageg|afed caga|bgeg bgeg|afed cdeg| a2 eg a2 eg|aged c2c2|dcBA GABd|c2A2A2:||
LONESOME WIDOW. American, Hornpipe (cut time). A Major. Standard or AEae tuning (fiddle). ABBCC. "Lonesome Widow" is an American hornpipe played by fiddler Dickson Augustus "Dick" Weems ("Wims") of Perry County, western Tennessee, a member of the Weems String Band who recorded two excellent sides for Columbia Records in December, 1927. "Lonesome Widow" was not commercially recorded, however, and is from an undated home recording of Weems. Weems made a few appearances on the early Grand Ole Opry, on 4/30 and 10/29, 1929, playing with banjo player Alvin Condor, both members of the Weems String Band .
- Charles K. Wolfe, A Good-Natured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry, 1999, p. 286.