Annotation:Molly Put the Kettle On (8)

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X:1 T:Molly put the Kettle on [8] N:From the playing of fiddler John Sharp (1894-1965, northeastern Tennessee), N:from a home recording by Sgt. Alvin York in 1949 M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:AEae tuning (fiddle) D: D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A (3efg|[M:3/2]a2fg a2c2 dcBA|[M:C|]GE3 "+"[A2e2](3efg|aecc dBAG|A6 (3efg| [M:3/2]a2fg a2c2 dcBA|[M:C|]GE3 (3EFG|A2cA e2c2|dcBG A2:| |:A2-|A2 Ac e2c2|dcBA GE2G|A2 Ac e2c2|dcBG A2 A2-| A2Ac e2c2|dcBA GE2(3EFG|A2 Ac e2e2|fefg a2:|]

MOLLY PUT THE KETTLE ON [8]. American, Reel (cut time). A Major. AEae tuning (fiddle). AABB. This version of "Molly put the kettle on" is from the playing of fiddler John Sharp (1894-1965), who was born in Kentucky, but who lived much of his life in Sharp's Place, northeastern Tennessee. According to Bobby Fulcher, Sharp was a member for a time of a string band called the Kentucky Wildcats, but also played venues such as Democratic political rallies, dedication ceremonies, family reunions and weekly dances at Pickett State Part with members of his family (eight of his children learned to play instruments). In 1949 Sgt. Alvin York, Medal of Honor recipient of World War I and a long-time friend and neighbor of Sharps, brought a record cutting machine and recorded some 25 sides of Sharp's playing.

Additional notes

Recorded sources : - Sandrock Recordings, John Sharp - "Sharp's Hornpipe vol. 1"

See also listing at :
Hear John Sharp's 1949 home recording at Slippery Hill [1]

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