Muddy Road to Dublin
X:1 T:Muddy Road to Dublin N:From the playing of Street Butler (1904-1977, Elkton, Todd County, N:southwest Kentucky), recorded in the field by Bruce Greene, 1976. M:C| L:1/8 R:Polka N:ADae tuning (fiddle) Q:"Moderately Quick" D:https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/1176 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:D [de]-|[d4f4][d2g2][d2g]|fgfe [D4d4]|[e2e2][e2e2][e2a2][e2a2]|fgfe d4| [de]-[d2f2][df]- [d2g2][d2g2]|fgfe [D4d4]|[A2e2][A2e2]f2d2|[A4a4][A3a3]:| |:[A,3F3]F d2A2|[A,3G3]G g2e2|c4 A4|d3B A2[A,2F2]| [A,3F3]F d2A2|[A,3G3]G g2e2|c4 A4|[D4d4][D4d4]:|
MUDDY ROAD TO DUBLIN. American; Reel, Polka or Two-Step (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was perhaps derived from a polka, particularly the second strain, but could also be classified as a reel or two-step. The source for the tune was fiddler Street Butler (1904-1977), of Elkton, Todd County, in southwestern Kentucky. He was recorded, as was older Todd County fiddler W.L. "Jake" Phelps, by Bruce Greene in the mid-1970's.