X:1 T:Lost Partridge S:John Masters (1904-1986, Lexington, Fayette County, central Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Quick" N:Field recording by John Harrod c. 1975 F:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/lost-partridge N:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/3459 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz R:Reel K:A e2-|e2fg a2a2|ba2b a2e2-|e2fg a2af|e(Bc)c c2 e2-| e2fg a2 a2|ba2b a2e2-|e2fg a2af|e(Bc)c c2 e2-|| e2c2B2 cB|AcBA c2E2|z2 A2B2 cB|AcBc A2[E2A2]| z2A2B2 cB|AcBA c2e2|afec BAc2|ecBc A2||
LOST PARTRIDGE. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Kentucky. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. John Masters learned this tune from African-American Jessamine County musician Jim Booker (b. 1872), an influential fiddler who backed others and had his own group, the Booker Brothers, who recorded in the 1920's. Titon (2001) says that Masters was the only fiddler who had been recorded playing the tune, to his knowledge.