Molly Put the Kettle On (7)

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MOLLY PUT THE KETTLE ON [7]. American, Reel (cut time). USA, Missouri. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA’BB. Unrelated to the usual “Molly/Polly Put the Kettle On” versions. Ozarks fiddler Bob Holt seemed to equivocate a bit on where he learned the tune and what the title was, but believed that he picked it up from a radio broadcast of regionally famed fiddler Lonnie Robertson. Beisswenger & McCann (2008) point to similarities with the Ozarks tune “Minnie Put the Kettle On,” so there may have been some confusion.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Bob Holt (1930-2004, Ava, Missouri), [Beisswenger & McCann].

Printed sources : - Beisswenger & McCann (Ozarks Fiddle Music), 2008; p. 64.

Recorded sources : - Rounder CD 0432, Bob Holt – “Got a Little Home to Go to” (1998).

See also listing at :
Hear Holt's version played by fiddlers on youtube.com [1]
Hear a slow version by Steve Rosen at the Old Town School of Folk Music site [2]



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