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X:1 T:Moonlight N:From the playing of Bruce Greene, 1993 M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D [de]-|[d2f2] fe d2dc|Bcde d2B2|A2 AB AGFD|E2EF EDD2| [de]-[d2f2]g fedc|Bcde d2B2|A2 AB AGFE|DF E2 D4:| D2 DE FGAc|d2cd AcAc|d2 dA BAFD|E2 EF ED D2| D2 DE FGAc|d2 cd AcAc|d2 d2 BAFD|EFE2 D4|| D4[F4A4]|[G3B3]A [G2B2][G2B2]|[D2A2][DA][DB] [D2A2]FD|[E2A2][EA]F [EA]D3| D4[F4A4]|[G3B3]A [G2B2][G2B2]|[D2A2][DA][DB] [D2A2] FE|DFE2 D3||

MOONLIGHT. American, Reel (cut time). USA, central Kentucky. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. Source Wallace Thompson maintained the tune was Scottish in origin that his grandmother used to hum and sing ('there were words but I can't remember them now') and who said it was old tune in her time ("and she was old!"). His father played it, as did Green County fiddlers Shelly Lyle and Gusty Wallace (a Thompson relative). The tune is often played in the key of 'D', after Bruce Greene's version. The title refers to all-night dances held in the area, called "moonlights" (as in "We're going to have a moonlight this weekend at the Thompson's"). The third strain is reminiscent of the first strain of "Coleman's March (1)."

Additional notes

See also listing at :
Hear Wallace Thompson's 1988 field recording by Bruce Greene at Berea Sound Archives [1]
Hear Wallace Thompson's 1974 field recording by Bruce Greene at Berea Sound Archives [2]
See also the standard notation transcription at [3]

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