Martha Won't You Have Some Good Old Cider
MARTHA WON'T YOU HAVE SOME GOOD OLD CIDER. AKA - "Marthy, Won't You Have Some Good Old Cider." Old-Time, Breakdown. D Major. ADae tuning (fiddle). AB. Gaither Carlton's melody has a similar title to the Skillet Lickers' "Sal Won't You Have Some Good Old Cider," but is a different tune, as is Clyde Davenport's "Paddy Won't You Drink Some Good Old Cider." Carlton and his son-in-law Doc Watson (and Doc's son, Merle) were recorded in the field in Deep Gap, N.C., in 1964 by Ralph Rinzler and Daniel Seeger. "Marthy, Won't You Have Some Good Old Cider" was released in 1977 on an album of these field recordings, entitled "The Watson Family Tradition."
Source for notated version: Gaither Carlton  (1901-1972, Deep Gap, N.C.) [Phillips].
Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; p. 84.
Recorded sources: Rounder 0129, The Doc Watson Family - "Tradition" (1977).
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