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MAYFLOWER [1]. Old-Time, Breakdown. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A traditional tune recorded by Alabama fiddler Charlie Stripling [1] (1896-1966) for Decca in 1936. Charlie was born in Kennedy, Pickens County, west Alabama, and was one of the most renowned (and certainly most-recorded) fiddlers of the 78 RPM era. The tune, according to Lee Stripling (via Seattle fiddler Vivian Williams, who recorded him), was once a popular one in Alabama. "Ebenezer" is a related melody.

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Recorded sources: Decca 5291 (78 RPM), The Stripling Brothers (1936). Document Records DOCD 8008, "Stripling Brothers - Complete Recorded Works, vol. 2: 1934 - 1936" (2000). Voyager VRCD 349, Lee Stripling - "Hogs Picking Up Acorns" (2000).




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