Lost Indian (10)

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X:1 T:Lost Indian S:Seth Mize (1901-1977, Searcy County, Arkansas) ) L:1/8 M:C| N:Recorded in the field in 1966 F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/lost-indian-0 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G [D2B2]d2d2|BA G4|+slide+[D3B3]A G-D|[G,4G2][G,2D2]| [G,D]E G3G|D2B,2G,2|(A,<B,) DB, A,-B,|G,6||



LOST INDIAN [10]. American, Fiddle-Song (3/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCD (four parts, apparently randomly patterned). See Drew Beisswenger's (Ozarks Fiddle Music, 2008) notes for this tune and song, which seems to have been cobbled together by source Seth Mize from several of his own sources, including the "Drunkard's Hiccoughs/Jack of Diamonds" family of tunes and a song called "The Dreary Black Hills." The "Lost Indian" title used for this tune is purely a 'floater', however, Mize retains the sung "whoops" characteristic of the 'Lost Indian' tunes, even if they are musically unrelated. Mize was recorded in 1966, and said on the recording the he had played the piece for fifty years.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Seth Mize (1901-1977, Searcy County, Arkansas) [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 93.






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