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X:1 T:Muddy Waters [1] S:Sarah Armstrong (Derry, southwestern Pa.) M:4/4 L:1/8 B:Bayard - Hill Country Tunes (1944, No. 43) K:D AG|F2D2 DEFD|E2A,2A,3E|F3FG2 FG|AA2d2 dBAG| F2D2 DEFD|E2A,2A,3E|F2 EF G2 FE|D2F2D2:| |:A2|d3e f2 ed|d2 ed cB A2|d3e fede|f2a2 a3A| d3e f2 ed|c2 ed cB A2|A2 Bc dBAG|F2D2D2:|]



MUDDY WATER [1]. AKA and see "Durroch's Hornpipe." American, Reel (4/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Bayard (1944) once thought this tune a version of the Irish Jig "Walls of Liscarroll (The)," but later (1981) reconsidered that it was rather a version of the Pennsylvania tune "Durroch's Hornpipe" (derived from the Irish "O'Dwyer's Hornpipe (1)"). It has been suggested (by, for one, Louie W. Attebery in his article "The Fiddle Tune: An American Artifact" {1979}) that the name change from "Walls of Liscarroll" to "Muddy Water" came about in a process of naturalization due to anti-British sentiments during the War of 1812.
Sarah Armstrong


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Mrs. Sarah Armstrong (Derry, Pa., 1943) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Hill Country Tunes), 1944; No. 43.






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