Money Musk (3)

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MONEY MUSK [3]. Old-Time, Breakdown. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BB'CC'DD'. As with "Money Musk (2)", this American variant is distinct from other versions. While the first two strains are distantly cognate with "Money Musk (1)" (albeit reversed from the original), the last two strains are not.

A young Henry Reed, playing banjo with his brother Josh (fiddle), c. 1903.

Source for notated version: Alan Jabbour with the Hollow Rock String Band [Phillips], learned from Henry Reed (1884-1968, Glen Lyn, Giles County, Va).

Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 156.

Recorded sources: Kanawha 311, Hollow Rock String Band - "Traditional Dance Tunes" (1968).

See also listing at:
Hear Henry Reed's (Glen Lyn, Va.) version at the Library of Congress [1][2] and at Slippery Hill [3], recorded in October, 1967, by Alan Jabbour.




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