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NANCY'S GOT A PRETTY DRESS ON. American, Reel (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. This 'crooked' (one measure in each part is rhythmically irregular) tune was recorded by collector Alan Lomax in 1959 from the playing of Ozarks fiddler biography:Absie Morrison (1876- , Landis, Searcy County, Arkansas). "Blue Mule" or "Old Blue Mule" is a related melody.

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Recorded sources: Prestige International INT 25006, Absie Morrison – "Folk Songs from the Ozarks" (1968. Reissue recordings, various artists). Rounder 1707, Absie Morrison – "Southern Journey, vol. 7: Ozark Frontier" (1997. Reissue recordings, various artists).

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Hear Absie Morrison's recording at Cultural Equity [1] and Slippery Hill [2]

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