Nancy's Got a Pretty Dress On

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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 Absie Morrison (1876- , Landis, Searcy County, Arkansas). "Blue Mule" or "Old Blue Mule" is a related melody.

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Printed sources:

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).

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




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