Natchez Under the Hill (2)
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NATCHEZ UNDER THE HILL . American, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Natchez under the Hill " is closely related to Knauff's seminal "Natchez Under the Hill (1)," albeit it has more of the character of "Turkey in the Straw. Fiddler Lon Jordan (c. 1876-?), of Farmington, Ozarks region, Arkansas, played the tune on a 1941 field recording by collector Vance Randolf. Jordan introduces the recording: "It sounds a lot like 'Turkey in the Straw', but still, there's a difference." The tune was widespread, although more common in parts of the Midwest than in the upland South (although not unknown there, c.f. Emmett Lundy's version). Jordan's version is cognate with the "Turkey in the Straw"-resembling versions, although other Midwest fiddlers played very different, unrelated, tunes with the "Natchez" title.