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X:1 T:Mayfield N:From the playing of fiddler David Myers (Marshall N:County, southwest Ky.), recorded in the field in Oct., 1991 N:by Steve Rice. N:The reel is a version of "Chinquapin," however his "grandaddy N:and all them back then only called it "Mayfield." N:Mayfield is the county seat of Graves County, western Ky. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D fg|a2 fa gfeg|f2d4fg|a2 fg gfga | b2e2e2fg| agfa gfeg|fedd e2dc-|c2AB cdeg|f2dd [d2f2]fg| agfa gfeg|f2d4 fg|a2 f2 gfga|bg e4fg| agfa gfeg|fedd e2dc-|c2AB cdeg|fedd [d2f2]|| |:(AB/c/|d)BA[GA] FGAc|dBA[GA] FGAc|dcA[GA] FGcF|[F2A2][E2A2][E2A2](3ABc| dBA[GA] FDEF|G2GG B2 dc | cdAB cdeg|f2 f>f [d2f2]:|

MAYFIELD. AKA and see "Chinky Pin," "My Love is but a Lassie Yet (1)." American, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Mayfield" is a western Kentucky name for the reel often known as "Chinky Pin" or "Chinquapin," but which also has a large number of alternate titles. Mayfield is the county seat of Graves County, western Kentucky. American versions of the tune are derivative of the Scottish reel "My Love is but a Lassie Yet (1)."

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Hear David Myer's 1991 field recording by Steve Rice at Berea Sound Archives [1]

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