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X:1 T:Lost Boy I:from the playing of John Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, eastern Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Fast" N:The 'A' part is repeated x3, x4. N:From home recordings made in 1941-1942 by Salyer's sons N:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/4214 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G B2 AG E2 EG|E2e2e[d3e3]| BGAG EDBd|e2 ef gedB|[M:2/4]AGBG:| |:[M:C|]D2g2 gfg2|agag a2g2|D2g2 gaga|baba b2a2| D2g2 gfg2|agab a3a|gaba g2ga|geeB AG G2:|]



LOST BOY. American, Reel (cut or 2/4 time). USA, Kentucky. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAABB. "Lost Boy" is a slightly 'crooked' or irregular tune from the repertoire of John Morgan Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, Ky.). Salyer also played a reel by the name of "Lost Girl," a more common tune than his "Lost Boy," but perhaps a companion tune. Fiddler Bruce Molsky, commenting in Fiddler Magazine [1997-09-01], says: ""Lost Boy" is pretty much "Lost Girl," but with the first part being in 9-time instead of 8."

John M. Salyer



Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: -Berea College Appalachian Center AC003, “John M. Salyer: Home Recordings 1941-42, vol. 1” (1993). Rounder 0361, Bruce Molsky - "Lost Boy" (1996).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear John Salyer's 1941 recording at Berea Sound Achives [2] and the Digital Library of Appalachia [3]



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