Muddy Road to Moberly
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MUDDY ROAD TO MOBERLY. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA; Missouri, Tennessee. A Major. Little Dixie, Missouri, area fiddler Howard Marshall thinks this tune was a Civil War tune perhaps brought back by soldiers after the battle of Shiloh. The Confederates were camped near there at a place called Ducktown (a Tennessee title is "Muddy Road to Duck Town"). Marshall, not knowing the name, called it after his own hometown.
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Recorded sources: Voyager VRCD 344, Howard "Rusty" Marshall & John Williams - "Fiddling Missouri" (1999. Learned from hearing it in his childhood before he played the fiddle).