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ME AND MY FIDDLE. American, Reel and Air. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). A virtuostic tune composed by bluegrass fiddler Benny Martin [1] (1928-2001), born in Sparta, Tennessee, that became his signature tune (and song--words were also set to it, sung by Martin on his recording). He famously played an eight-string fiddle, and was known as “Big Tiger”, an affectionate name bestowed on him by his friend Hank Williams. Martin still has a reputation as one of the best (many say 'the' best) bluegrass fiddlers.

Benny Martin



Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Pioneer Records BMI 630 (78 RPM), Benny Martin, Hillous Butrum and The Tennessee Partners (1946).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
See/hear Benny Martin play (and sing) the tune on youtube.com [3]




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