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X:1 T:Muddy Creek [1] N:From the playing of John Morgan Salyer (1882-1952, Salyersville, Magoffin County, eastern Ky.) M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Fast" D:Appalachian Center 003, John Salyer - "Home recordings, 1941-42, vol. 1" (1993) D: Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G E2e2 d2ed|EGDG EGDG|E2DE G2BA|BcBA G2DG| |:E2e2 d2 ed|EGDG EGDG|E2D2 G2BA|BcBA GEDG:| E2e2 d2 ed|EGDG EGDG|E2DD G2BA|BcBA G2 DG| E2e2[d2e2]ed|EGDG EGDG|E2 DD G2 BA|BcBA GEDG| E2e4 ed|B2c2 dcBD|E2e2e2ef|gege d2ed| E2e2e2 ed|B2c2 dcBD|E2e2e2 ef|gege d2ed||

MUDDY CREEK [1]. American, Reel (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part: AAB (Titon): AABB' (Phillips). This repetitive melody is sometimes played slower than a standard breakdown tempo, but source John Salyer and his sons keep it at a moderately danceable speed. It is a binary tune, but the parts are similar and there is little demarkation of the second strain.

Additional notes

John Salyer (1882-1952)

Source for notated version: - Bruce Greene, who had the tune from John Salyer [Phillips]; John Salyer (Salyersville, Magoffin County, eastern Ky., 1941) [Titon].

Printed sources : - Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 89. Titon (Old-Time Kentucky Fiddle Tunes), 2001; No. 106A, p. 135.

Recorded sources: - Berea College Appalachian Center AC003, "John M. Salyer: Home Recordings 1940-41, vol. 2" (1993). Rounder CD 0397, Scott Nygaard - "Dreamer's Waltz" (1996).

See also listing at:
Hear John Salyer's 1940-41 home recording at Slippery Hill [1], Digital Library of Appalachia [2] and at Berea Sound Archives [3]
See/hear the tune played on [4]

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