Annotation:Mouth of Stinson

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MOUTH OF STINSON. AKA - "Down at the Mouth of Old Stinson." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, West Virginia. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The 'A' part is irregular. From the repertoire of French Carpenter via Wilson Douglas (both W.Va.). See note for "Annotation:Down at the Mouth of Old Stinson" for more.

Source for notated version: Wilson Douglas (W.Va.), learned from the repertoire of French Carperter (W.Va.) [Phillips]. Carpenter, in the intro. to his recording (see below) credited it to "Old Uncle John McCune. It was an old-timer." Wilson Douglas himself said that McCune "was supposed to have composed it".

Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 159.

Recorded sources: Buffalo Skinners Recordings, Kim Johnson - "Keepers" (2009). Marimac Recordings AH-1, Wilson Douglas (W.Va.) - "Boatin' Up Sandy" (1989). Reed Island Rounders - "Goin' Home" (2002).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear French Carpenter's recording [2]
Hear Wilson Douglas's version [3]

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