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 "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).