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X:1 T:Lost Indian [9] M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel S:Alton Jones (1918-2002, Theodosia, Missouri; learned from his uncle, John Wilhoit [Beisswenger & McCann] B:Beisswenger & McCann - Ozarks Fiddle Music (2008, p. 83) K:D AB|:d2 b2a2 fe|dfed BdAB|d2 b2



LOST INDIAN [9]. AKA and see "Ninth of January," "Old Time Eighth of January." American, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'. A 'crooked' tune in both parts (with an extra beat added in each ending cadence). In the repertoire of Alton Jones. Similarites to Thede's Oklahoma-collected "Lost Indian (1) (The)," and to Bob Holt's "Ninth of January." Drew Beisswenger (2008) also hears resemblance in the 2nd part of this tune and that of the well-known "Eighth of January" (a different tune than "Old Time Eighth of January"). There are the characteristic "Lost Indian" "whoops" sung at intervals in Jones's recording.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Alton Jones (1918-2002, Theodosia, Mo.), learned from his Uncle John Wilhoit [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 83.

Recorded sources : - Rounder CD 0437, Alton Jones - "Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks, vol. 3" (2000. Various artists).




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