Mountain Reel (1)

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MOUNTAIN REEL [1]. Old-Time, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A rather typical version of the widespread (and international) "Miss McLeod's Reel (1)" or "Hop High Ladies" tune family. Charlie Poole [1] and the North Carolina Ramblers recorded the tune in 1926 as "Mountain Reel" (Posey Rorer on fiddle, Poole on banjo, Roy Harvey on guitar).

Charlie Poole



Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Ford (Traditional Music in America), 1940; p. 100.

Recorded sources: Columbia 15279-D (78 RPM), 1926, Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers). Caney Mountain Records CEP 208 (privately issued extended play LP), Lonnie Robertson (Mo.), c. 1965-66.

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear Charlie Poole's 1926 recording on youtube.com [3]





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