Lower Edge of Breathitt (The)

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X:1 T:Lower Edge of Breathitt N:From the playing of Audley Cable (1909-1993, born Wolfe County, Ky., lived N:much of his life in Michigan) recorded in the field in 1985 by Bruce Greene, in Fla., N:where he had retired. N:In 1930 Cable lived with Ky. fiddler Darley Fulks in Muskegon, Michigan, where they N:worked in the oil fields (Cable was a tooldresser), but when they played together N:Fulks played the fiddle and Cable the guitar (interview tape by his neice, John Harrod N:collection Berea College JH-CT-080-A 28:00). N:Mr. Cadle practiced what Chris Goertzen calls "dwell notes" i.e. extra beats on the N:rest notes of the phrase. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/lower-edge-breathitt D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/1153 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G G2B2{Bc}|:Sd2d2 dedc|[M:3/2]BGA2 F-D3- D2B(B/c/|[M:C|]d2)d2 dedc|1[M:3/2]BGA2 G6 Bc:|2BGA2 G6|| GE|[M:C|]DEA2 G2G2|[M:3/2]BGAG FD3- D2 D2-|[M:C|]D2GAG2 cG |[M:3/2]BG A2 G6 GE| [M:C|]DEA2 G2cA|[M:3/2]BGAG FD3- D2Bc|[M:C|]d2d2 dedc|[M:3/2]BG A2 G6 BcS||



LOWER EDGE OF BREATHITT, THE. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Kentucky. A "crooked" (irregular-meter) tune similar to Emmett Lundy's "Molly Put the Kettle On," collected from Audley Cable (1909-1993, born Wolfe County, east Ky.) by Bruce Greene. Cable learned the tune from his uncle Jake Kincaid or possibly George W. Spencer, according to his nephew Bruce E. Baker [1] (who spelled his uncle's last name as "Cable", although it may have been "Cadle"). Greene noted that Cable played right-handed fiddle left handed with the coarse strings on the bottom and the fine strings on the top. Breathitt [2] is a county in eastern Kentucky, adjacent to Wolfe County.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Clare Milliner & Walt Koken (Milliner-Koken Collection of American Fiddle Tunes), 2011; p. 407.



See also listing at :
Hear Audley Cadle's 1985 field recording by Bruce Greene at Berea Sound Archives [3], Slippery Hill [4], and Digital Library of Appalachia [5]



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