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X:1 T:Lost Indian [3] S:Violet Hensley (b. 1916, Yellville, Marion County, Arkansas) L:1/8 M:C| N:AEae tuning (fiddle) F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/lost-indian-1 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:E (3B,CD|E2EG FEC2|EFEC B,2C2|E2EG F2[G2B2]|[G4c4][G3d3]c| B2G2 BcBG|[M:2/4]F2EF |[M:C|]G2EG E2D2|1E3E E2:|2E8|| |:b2bb b2 gb|c'bg2e4|b2bb gab2|c'4g3b| g2e2 fg e2|cdec B2 EF|G2EG FFD2|1E8:|2 E6||



LOST INDIAN [3]. American, Reel (cut time). USA, western North Carolina, Arksnsas. D Major (most versions): E Major (Hensley). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AABB (Phillips): AABB' (Brody). The tune, known as a local Surry County, North Carolina, regional melody, is similar in many ways to "Cherokee Shuffle." The second strian is a somewhat elongated 10 bars in some of these versions of "Lost Indian". "Lost Indian (3)" was popularized by the fiddling of Kenny Baker, particularly among bluegrass musicians, but his influence was widespread.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Kenny Baker [Brody]; Ken Kosek [Phillips]; Carthy Sisco [Silberberg].

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 177. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 147. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 93.

Recorded sources : - County 775, Kenny Baker- "Farmyard Swing." County 2705, Kenny Baker - "Master Fiddler." Flying Fish 065, Buddy Spicher- "Me and My Heros" (appears as second tune of "Fiddle Tune Medley"). Heritage XXXIII, Ernest East & the Pine Ridge Boys (Round Peak, North Carolina) - "Visits" (1981). Mag 3901, Sumner and McReynolds- "Old Friends." Marimac AHS #3, Glen Smith - "Say Old Man" (1990. Learned from Tommy Magness). Rebel 1515, Curly Ray Cline- "My Little Home in West Virginia." Rounder 0004, Clark Kessinger- "Old Time Music." Stoneway 148, Chubby Wise- "Fiddle Hoedown."

See also listing at :
Hear Kenny Baker's recording at youtube.com [1]
Hear Violet Hensley's 1974 recording at Slippery Hill [2]



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